I use two general receiving stances. The first is relaxed and the other is the "man on base" stances. I am seeing in the fastpitch world a movement to go to one stance for both no person on, less that two strikes as well as the person on or two strikes stance. Here are the two stances: And another side view of the ready position: I am seeing more and more of the type of stance that Asheley Holcombe uses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3buCZ15H3U I don't want to teach something because that's how it is commonly taught and used, even by awesome catchers. I want to always unlearn and learn so I can help out players more and more.