Stance

The Basis for Good Catching

Catchers must learn good stance (primary & secondary) in order to receive, block and throw effectively.

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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?

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