Originally Posted by George Anderson
Another point I am sure you agree with is on low pitches don't drop your mitt. Catch the ball out front and hold it so the umpire can see it. A horrible habit of younger catchers especially is moving their mitt downward to catch the ball to the point the mitt ends up in the dirt. Those pitches are rarely called strikes.
I was actually taught to flip the glove around on low pitches and catch it like an infielder taking a grounder. It's harder when you're not expecting low, though.