When playing catch or throwing after fielding a batted ball, the player should always follow the throw by taking several steps toward the target after releasing the ball.
Throwing and catching are the two most basic skills in baseball. We firmly believe that at most levels up through high school you can watch two teams warm up before a game and determine which one will win. The team that plays catch better, in most cases, will be victorious.
To get most outs in the game of baseball we must learn to catch a batted ball and throw it to one of our teammates accurately. Learning to throw correctly and accurately certainly makes the catching part a lot easier. There are many drills that we have presented in previous editions of Coaches Clipboard that cover proper throwing mechanics - when pitching, playing catch or after fielding a batted ball.