Blocking, Receiving

How Should a Catcher’s Skills be Prioritized?

I talk to youth baseball coaches frequently about their catchers.  These discussions usually involve conversation around how well (or poorly) their catchers throw on attempted base steals.  It is quite common that a youth coach will place a greater weight on their catchers' throwing ability than they do receiving or blocking.  There are a few… Continue reading How Should a Catcher’s Skills be Prioritized?

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Blocking, framing

Do catchers get to practice their position?

Next time you are around a youth baseball practice, take note how much time is dedicated to the catchers to practice their skills such as receiving, blocking and throwing.  If it is anything like almost all of the practices I see then there is NO time dedicated to catchers.  The most the catcher might get… Continue reading Do catchers get to practice their position?