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2018 CATCHERS ONLY SUPER CAMP - Winter Session

December 27 - 30, 2018 (Thursday & Sunday)  


2018 CATCHERS ONLY SUPER CAMP
WINTER SESSION

December 27-30, 2018 (Thursday & Sunday)

9:00am – 4:00pm Daily (20 hrs of instruction)
North Broward Preparatory School (MAP)
All Baseball Catchers age 9-18
(Limited to 24 Catchers, 10 SPOTS LEFT)

Cost – $997 Per Catcher 

This is our 3rd annual Florida Winter Camp but this is the first year we are turning it into a “Super Camp!”  This Super Camp Winter Session will be the most extensive and intensive camp your catcher has ever been to! 

Participants will receive 20 HOURS of elite, professional instruction on the field, in the classroom and in the gym!

Camp is designed for baseball catchers ages (9-18) and will cover every aspect of playing the position of catcher. From dropping your pop, to being a wall. Sticking the pitch, to playing with confidence…this camp will cover EVERYTHING!! More details below…

CAMP DESCRIPTION:

Each day will be dedicated to a different skills involved with the position of catcher. Participants will be separated by age and put through several fundamental drills and exercises to improve their receiving ability, blocking form, throwing mechanics, and the fundamentals of tag plays, force plays, bunt plays, pop ups and more!

Our afternoon classroom sessions will cover mental game tips, confidence and motivation, understanding pitchers and pitching and we will also analyze video breakdowns of professional catchers performing the skills we cover during camp.

And finally, our late afternoon gym sessions will cover hip mobility, flexibility & strength, arm strengthening and arm care, baseball yoga and hand eye coordination.

We will cover everything you need to know and do to be a successful catcher!

NOTE: All initial instruction on the field will be performed by Coach Todd while his coaching staff will help run the fundamental skill stations.

ABOUT COACH TODD:

  • Drafted twice as a catcher by the Houston Astros.
  • Former catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies Organization.
  • Former catching coach at Cuesta Junior College, Cal Poly and College of Southern Idaho.
  • Founder & President of Gamer Baseball and “The Catching Guy.”
  • Over 25 years’ experience coaching catchers.
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology (Teaching & Coaching Focus).
  • Author of: The View From Behind the Mask, Everything you need to know about catching and more.
  • Featured speaker at CatcherCON 2016.
  • Featured speaker at the 2018 Be The Best Coaches Convention.
  • Featured speaker at the 2018 ABCA USF Barnstormers Clinic.
  • 70,000+ followers over all social media platforms.

We will also have a guest speaker line up for our afternoon classroom sessions that will be discussing topics such as the importance of confidence and the mental game as well as understanding pitchers and pitching.  We will do baseball yoga, a hip mobility, flexibility and strength workout, a hand-eye coordination session and arm care.  Read below for more details on our guest speakers and trainers…

MORE DETAILS & TENTATIVE CAMP SCHEDULE

Age divisions: 9-11 (Youth), 12-14 (Juniors), 15 & Up (High School)

Participants will be separated by age and each age division will be training together during the camp.

DETAILED CAMP SCHEDULE: (Tentative)

Day #1 (Thursday, December 27) – Stances and Receiving technique.
Day #2 (Friday, December  28) – Blocking Form.
Day #3 (Saturday, December 29) – Throwing fundamentals.
Day #4 (Sunday, December 30) – “Special Plays” including tag plays, force plays, bunt plays and pop ups.

Field Sessions will run from 9:00-12:00 Daily
Classroom Sessions will run from 1:30-2:30 Daily
Gym Sessions will run from 3:00-4:00 Daily

That’s 5 hours of instruction a day and a total of 20 hours for the week!

8:30-9:00 Camp Check-In (Day #1 only)
9:00-9:10 Daily discussion / preview of day
9:10-9:30 Active Dynamic Warm up
9:30-10:30 Fundamentals skills practice
10:30-10:40 Water Break
10:40-11:50 Fundamental skills practice
11:50-12:00 Coach Todd’s “Final Thought”
EXTRA SESSIONS DETAILS:
12:30-1:15 Lunch (Please bring a lunch)
1:30-2:30 Guest Speaker
3:00-4:00 Gym Session
4:00 Extra sessions complete / Day Over
CAMP STAFF (Subject to change)
  • Todd Coburn (A.K.A. – The Catching Guy) – Former professional catcher in the Phillies Organization. 25 + year coach.
  • Bryan Campbell – Former collegiate catcher and current Head Baseball Coach at North Broward Prep.
  • Christian Correa – Former professional catcher in the Colorado Rockies Organization.
  • More staff will be added as needed and is subject to change…
GUEST SPEAKERS & TRAINERS (Subject to change)
  • CJ Beatty (The Baseball Motivator) – Former pro player, scout & coach in the St Louis Cardinals Organization and world renowned motivational speaker.
  • Jason Botts (Peak State) – Founder & President of Peak State.  Former MLB player with the Texas Rangers.
  • Arthur Leibowitz (Hand Eye Coaches) – Director of Sports Vision Training for all athletes.
  • John Garrish – North Broward Prep Director of Athletic Development and Performance.
  • Hunter Jones – Former MLB pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins.
  • Austin Wasserman – Founder of Wasserman Strength & High Level Throwing

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR TO CAMP

Baseball appropriate clothing including baseball pants for on field training. Please bring shorts & a towel for afternoon training sessions.

IMPORTANT: Each Catcher MUST have their own complete set of catchers gear including a protective cup

Cleats or spikes AND turf or tennis shoes (we will be on a grass field for the field sessions and inside for the extra training sessions).

Water bottle (We will provide the ice cold water)

Sun block, SPF chap stick & sweat rash powder.

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CAMP:

I would like to give my input regarding your Super Camp from a parent’s perspective. What my son and I wanted from the camp was insightful instruction from experienced and knowledgeable former players to get him to the next level and you and your staff delivered.

Each day started off with pearls of wisdom from you. Then the drills were ran with precision and efficiency. Each coach did his best to give personal but straightforward instruction to each catcher. I managed to write down some of the best instructions. Some were nuanced where if you don’t pay attention you would miss it and it would be your loss. 

When I picked the coaches brains they were glad to take the time and got down and showed me then explained their rationale for doing what they taught.  The afternoon classes (extra sessions) were priceless.

My son certainly absorbed a tremendous amount of valuable coaching from you and your staff. The full effect of your program will bear fruit months and years down the road provided he adheres to the training shown to him.

Thank you for your generosity in sharing your wisdom.

Satisfied Parent (2018 Super Camp)

HOTEL OPTIONS & POINTS OF INTEREST

HOTEL OPTIONS:

You’re of course welcome to stay wherever you’d like, but here are some hotel options in the area of North Broward Prep:

Hampton Inn & Suites – Coconut Creek (Website)
SpringHill Suites – Boca Raton (Website)
Courtyard Marriott – Coral Springs (Website)
Hilton Garden Inn – Boca Raton (Website)

*PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for booking and paying for your own room.  Accommodations are NOT included with this camp.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

If you are looking for some things to do after camp each day, here are some local points of interest (within 1 hour drive):

Sawgrass Recreation Park (Airboat Rides and Wildlife)
(https://www.evergladestours.com/)

Lion Country Safari
 (https://www.lioncountrysafari.com/)

Sawgrass Mills Outlets
(http://www.simon.com/mall/sawgrass-mills)

Florida Panthers (depending on home schedule)
(https://www.nhl.com/panthers)

Miami Heat (depending on home schedule)
(https://www.nba.com/heat/schedule)

And of course going to the beach is an option and there are several near Coconut Creek…

RESTAURANT OPTIONS:

We also wanted to provide participants with some restaurant options in and around Coconut Creek.

You can click HERE to see the choices…

 

CAMP FACILITIES:

Camp will be conducted at:

North Broward Preparatory School (MAP)
(7600 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073).  

This is one of the newest and nicest facilities in the state of Florida!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT YOUR CATCHER TO WORK ON WHILE AT CAMP:

Field Sessions:

  • Stances – The 3 stances a catcher uses through out a game
  • Receiving – Soft hands, sticking the pitch, getting strikes called strikes and stri-balls called strikes.
  • Blocking – Technique to help us “be a wall!”
  • Tag plays – Receiving throws from the infield & outfield.
  • Force plays – Set up and footwork for getting the out and turning two.
  • Bunt plays – Footwork for bunts down 1st, 3rd and middle of the field.
  • Pop ups – Routine to catch each and every pop up in our area.
  • Throwing – Proper mechanics to get the out and protect our arms.
  • Retrieving passed balls and wild pitches – How to get the out at home.

AND during the Classroom & Gym Sessions expect to learn about:

  • How the best of the best do what they do (Video breakdowns).
  • The importance of hand eye coordination.
  • How to understand pitchers and pitching.  Understanding how to set up hitters, help with their pitching mechanics, when to do a mound visit & more.
  • How to safely improve your arm strength and overall arm health.
  • How to play with confidence, understanding good work ethic and staying motivated to always do your best.
  • Keys to the all important mental game of baseball.
  • The importance of hip flexibility, mobility, strength and power.

LUNCH & SNACKS:

Please send your catcher with a lunch and snacks each day.  We will give several water/snack breaks during the on field training sessions and will have a lunch break immediately after the field session.

We recommend that your catcher eat a light lunch.  They will have the opportunity to have their stomach settle during the guest speaker/classroom session.  We will also have a couple pretty intense training sessions from 3:00-4:00.  We don’t want anyone to eat too much and feel ill during the training.

CONTACT INFO:

Todd Coburn
Founder & President
teamcoburn@thecatchingguy.com
Chrysee Coburn
Vice President  & Operations
teamcoburn@thecatchingguy.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

: What should I bring and wear to camp?

:  Make sure you bring or wear the following:

  • Baseball appropriate clothing including baseball pants. Shorts are NOT recommended.
  • *Each Catcher MUST have their own complete set of catchers gear including a protective cup.
  • Cleats or spikes AND turf or tennis shoes for the afternoon extra sessions.
  • Water bottle & snack.
: What time does check-in begin?

:  Please have your catcher to the field approximately 15-20 minutes prior to the start of camp on day one for check in (Day one only).  After that, Coach Todd and/or his staff typically arrive at least 30 minutes prior to camp.  We will start camp at 9:00am sharp each day.

: What time should I pick up my catcher?

:  Camp field sessions will conclude at 12:00 each day. Training will end around 11:50 and then Coach Todd will do one of his “Final Thought” talks until 12:00.  Parents are encouraged to be there for Coach Todd’s post camp talks.

: Can parents stick around and watch during the camp?

:  It is not only allowed, it is encouraged. We love to have the parents observe during our camps and clinics. You are welcome to observe from the bleachers during the drills and training. If we can help the parents to gain more knowledge about the position so they can reinforce and pass along the information to the catchers, we’re all for it! We just ask that you please stay in the bleachers or on the “side lines” and not come actually on the field or in the training area. We don’t want anyone to get hit by a ball. Thanks for your understanding.

: Why should my catcher attend this camp? What is The Catching Guy "difference?"

:  There is A LOT of information out there about the position of catcher.  Coach Todd is known for the ability to dissect the complex and present it in the simple. His ability to communicate the information in a manner that is relatable and understandable to catchers of all ages and experience levels is what sets him apart. Additionally, The Catching Guy events are not only designed to help develop the skills your catcher needs to succeed at the position, and in the game of baseball… there is also a large emphasis placed on building the confidence needed to succeed in the “game of life.”

Pricing:

CATCHERS ONLY SUPER CAMP -
Winter Session

We have reached the needed number of participants for the 2018 CATCHERS ONLY SUPER CAMP - Winter Session to confirm the event. You are paying the full registration price for camp as the deposit only period has ended.

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Space is limited to 24 catchers and we have 10 spots left!


$997.00 USD Per Catcher
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