Step 1: Athletic Stance
Knees should be bent and your butt down low like you are sitting in a chair.
Your glove should be open and in front of you as you wait for the batter to hit the ball.
Step 2: Movement to Ball
Slide your feet and get your body in front of the ball as soon as you see the ball is coming your direction. I like to say to get your belly button lined up with the ball.
Reach your glove out in front of you so you can watch the ball come towards you from a distance. The tip of the glove should touch the ground.
Squeeze the glove closed as soon as your feel the ball enter it. Also, put your non-gloved hand over the ball to help avoid dropped balls and so you are able to transfer the ball to your throwing hand.
Your main objective is to not let the ball get by you. Ideally you’ll catch the ball in your glove, but if you don’t, you want your body to stop the ball. This will allow you to make a play to get a player out.