Why do we see catchers moving the ball as they catch it?
The Posey Rule
The "Posey Rule" has been part of baseball since the 2014 MLB season. The original rule, 7.08(b), was reinterpreted in part due to a collision between Scott Cousins and Buster Posey in 2011. That collision resulted in Posey missing the majority of that season due to a broken ankle sustained in that collision. In early… Continue reading The Posey Rule
The Basis for Good Catching
Catchers must learn good stance (primary & secondary) in order to receive, block and throw effectively.
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?
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