General Catching, Practice, Receiving, Uncategorized

What We Cover in Our Clinics

CO Catchers clinics are designed to provide a broad base of instruction to our participants.  We keep the clinic size small (maximum of 10 catchers) to ensure each catcher gets more attention. Playing catcher requires a lot of work and overall conditioning so we spend 30 to 40 minutes warming up and conditioning.  One of… Continue reading What We Cover in Our Clinics

General Catching

Catcher: The Forgotten Position in Pre-Game Warm-Up

A pet peeve of mine is the lack of consideration given to catchers in the pre-game warm-up routine at the youth baseball level. Watch any youth baseball game and you will find a coach hitting grounders to players in foul territory and likely a coach hitting fly balls to players in the outfield. You will… Continue reading Catcher: The Forgotten Position in Pre-Game Warm-Up

Catching Equipment, Catching Mitt/Glove, General Catching

Breaking in a Catchers Mitt

One of my favorite times is when I receive a new catchers mitt.  There is just something about the process of making that mitt your own.  Forming it to your hand, shaping the pocket how you want it and in general, making it your own. This (January/February) when youth catchers should be working to break… Continue reading Breaking in a Catchers Mitt