Sliding is one of the most least practiced of baseball plays. Many ballplayers need to work on their sliding technique more. When sliding, many players have bad technique, slow down or decide to slide too late. Injury is often the result of of those scenarios. Improving one’s sliding technique helps all three things. That is crucial because when in doubt as to whether to slid or not, players should always hit the dirt, better to be “safe” in more ways than one, than sorry and out.