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The Catching Guy – Catchers Masterclass Weekend

October 6-7, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Sparks, NV
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CAMP OVERVIEW: 

Each day we will have the catchers view video breakdowns of professional catchers performing the skills they will be practicing that day.
After the video breakdowns, we the catchers will be put through several drills and exercises designed to improve their receiving ability, blocking form and throwing mechanics.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

All Catchers
Ages 9 through 19
(Keep in mind, the catchers are training with Coach Todd, not each other)

CAMP COST:

Camp total: $499 per catcher
($249 deposit due at time of registration).

ABOUT COACH TODD:

AKA – “The Catching Guy”

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  • Former collegiate & professional catcher
  • Founder & President of Gamer Baseball and The Catching Guy
  • Over 25 years experience coaching catchers
  • Masters degree in Kinesiology with a focus in teaching & coaching
  • Authored 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 Barnstormers Clinic at USF.
  • Followed by 70,000+ followers across various social media platforms

WHAT WILL BE COVERED:

This weekend will include the following:

  1. Nine hours of detailed, personalized instruction focusing on the “Big 3” catcher skills of receiving, blocking & throwing.
  2. Video breakdown of professional catchers performing the skills being taught.
  3. A notebook and pencils for “Brain Dump” sessions.
  4. A personalized, detailed follow up portfolio with a list of drills and exercises to perform that are specific to each catchers needs.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

DAY#1
9:00 – 9:30 Video breakdowns (stances & receiving focus)
9:30 – 9:45 Catcher Specific Active Dynamic Warm Up
9:45 – 12:00 Drills & Exercises for skill improvement (Brain Dump sessions mixed in throughout).
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 1:30 Video breakdowns (blocking focus)
1:30 – 1:45 Catcher specific active dynamic warm up
1:45 – 4:00 Drills & Exercises for skill improvement (Brain Dump sessions mixed in throughout).

 

DAY#2
9:00 – 9:30 Video breakdowns (throwing focus)
9:30 – 9:45 Catcher Specific Active Dynamic Warm Up
9:45 – 12:00 Drills & Exercises for skill improvement (Brain Dump sessions mixed in throughout).

HERE IS A SAMPLE DRILL PERFORMED AT CAMP:

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT COACH TODD:

"We really valued your life talks and we started to refer to them in our house as “Todd Talks” instead of “Ted Talks”. The wisdom you imparted to the boys was incredibly valuable and continues to be, especially when a lot of what you share reiterates what we as parents have been saying, but from an entirely unique perspective. Hearing these life lessons from you, drove it home. Thank you!"

The Bowlan's

"My son and I have been begging for instruction of this type for quite some time. We can not express our gratitude for the time he was able to spend with you and your staff at camp. It will prove to be invaluable to his growth as a player and even more importantly as a person. I was able to remember the stuff you taught so that I could take it back to my team. You have a special knack for simplifying the position! Thank you!"

Coach Steve

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. They will not be able to participate in most of the drills without it.
  • Cleats or spikes
  • Water bottle & snack
: What time does check-in begin?

:  For detail information about the Event, please see the Tentative Schedule here

: What time should I pick up my catcher?

:  For detail information about the Event, please see the Tentative Schedule here

: 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 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.”

REGISTERING IS SIMPLE.

Click the button below and fill out the checkout pop-up form. You can reserve your spot with the minimum deposit ($249). *A link will be provided via email to pay remainder of fees prior to the event*.

 

SPOTS ARE LIMITED ONLY 4 CATCHERS
SO SIGN UP NOW.

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