Which way do knee savers go?

Which way do knee savers go?

The knee saver has two rings on each side, two on the left and two on the right side. First, the strap goes through the upper left ring, then attach lower left ring. Next, attach the opposite side in the same manner. Start with the strap attching to the upper right ring and finally connecting the lower right ring.

Where do you put knee savers on catchers gear?


  1. Remove the two bottom straps of your Catcher’s shin guards.
  2. Place the Knee Savers on the back of the shin guards with the Knee Saver logo facing away from the calf.
  3. Once in place, re-attach the straps.

How do you put catchers leg guards on?

Fitting Catcher’s Leg Guards

  1. Rip it.
  2. Smooth the guard over your leg.
  3. Attach one strap to the guard.
  4. Fit the guard to your shin and calf muscle.
  5. Align the guard with the top of the foot.
  6. Secure the guard with the attached strap.
  7. Mold the guard around the front of your shin and your calf muscle.

Why do catchers put one knee down?

One-knee stances help improve a catcher’s receiving on bottom-zone pitches and can increase how many of those pitches end up being called strikes. For MLB the potential run value of each skill swings heavily in favor of receiving.

Do pros use knee savers?

I recently did some intensive research for an article titled Catching Equipment that the Pros Wear and found out that 47% of starting catchers in the MLB do wear knee savers.

What is catcher’s knee?

Each catcher was classified in one of three ways. Some use the one-knee setup, where their catching stance has them receiving the ball with one knee on the ground (and usually the other leg kicked out in a straight-leg pose). A one-knee setup is one like this, as shown by Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers.

How should catchers shin guards fit?

They should be snug on your legs, but not too tight. You’ll want to make quick movements when trying them on to ensure the guards don’t slip and that they stay comfortably in place.

Why do catchers kick their leg out?

Normally, most umps use the catcher’s knees as a way to tell the bottom of the zone because their knees are usually level to the batter’s knees. With the knee down stance, it eliminates the ump’s imaginary line and creates more of an open zone.