framing, Practice, Receiving

Proper Receiving

We talk so much about receiving the pitch as a catcher, it seems maybe the position should be called "Receiver" instead of Catcher.  Regardless, receiving is the most important skill a catcher must learn.  Blocking and throwing are also critical skills for a catcher to learn and master but, those skills are called upon less… Continue reading Proper Receiving

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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?