Catching

To Block or Not to Block

Are too many balls getting past your catcher so that runners are either taking extra bases or worse yet - scoring? It could be that your pitcher has an awesome drop ball, or that your catcher needs to learn the Keys...

 

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DON’T Catch with 2 Hands

In regards to catching a ball with 2 hands, there are some definite advantages: things like getting rid of the ball faster on a throw, or fielding balls with a lot of crazy spin. But do you know the times when...

 

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How Does Your Catcher Stack Up?

Knowing your catcher’s touch to touch times is crucial for not only throwing runners out but also in deciding if her throws are getting better. Learn about touch times and how to improve your catcher’s release times. As coaches, we want our...

 

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2 Questions for a Stronger Battery

Trying to get your catchers and pitchers to talk to each other, try these 2 simple questions. Instead of telling your catchers to “talk” – ask 2 questions instead. Recently I was struggling trying to help a catcher talk to her pitcher. She wasn’t sure...

 

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Catching – Throwing Footwork

When making a throw down to 2nd base, your catcher will probably need different footwork on an inside pitch than when she catches an outside pitch. Whenever a catcher receives the ball away from her throwing hand she can't take...

 

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3 Tips for Young Catchers

While catchers don’t seem to get a lot of coaching, they are HUGELY important to the outcome of a game. A great catcher helps make a great pitcher so discover 3 things to improve your catcher today! Catching involves lots of...

 

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Catching – Catching

"Invite the pitch" is a great way to think about how a catcher should set up for a pitcher. Everything the catcher does from her body positioning to how she holds her glove should be to help "invite the pitch"...

 

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Coaching Certification Up Close – Level 6

Continuing on with our Coaching Certification Program overview, we're highlighting Level 6 in this issue so you can see if this contains the information you need. This article looks inside Level 6 which is targeted toward more advanced coaches and players....

 

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