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Mid-West Catching Academy, Move Forward Rise Above Catchers Showcase

August 11-12, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Albuquerque, NM
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CAMP OVERVIEW: 

Each day will be dedicated to a different skill involved with the position of catcher.
Participants will be separated by age and put through several fundamental drills and exercises to help improve their receiving ability, blocking form and throwing mechanics.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

Incoming Freshman, Sophomore,
Junior & Senior Catchers.

CAMP COST:

Camp total: $299 per catcher
($149 online deposit required
to hold your spot)

SHOWCASE DETAILS:

PLEASE NOTE: It is important to understand that this event is reserved for the ADVANCED catcher who is serious about reaching the next level and ready to show off their talents

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

DAY#1
7:30-8:00 Check-In
(Participants will receive a t-shirt & do a verbal video bio for our prospect database)
8:00-11:00 Instructional Skills Clinic
covering receiving, blocking & throwing.
(Ending time is tentative)
11:00-1:00 Evaluations/Showcase
(All Freshman & Sophomore Catchers)
(Times are tentative)
Evaluation/Showcase events:

  • Run 60yd
  • 5-10-5 agility
  • Receiving
  • Blocking
  • Pop-Times to 2B
  • Throws to 3B
  • Fielding Bunts
  • Pop-Flys behind the plate
  • Hitting (with exit velo recording)
DAY#2
8:00-11:00 Evaluation/Showcase
(All Junior & Senior Catchers) (Ending time is tentative)NOTE: Pop-times to 2nd & 3rd will be made as game like as possible in order to allow colleges & scouts to see a realistic view and evaluation of your skills and footwork. Arm velocity will also be recorded.

 

For ONLY $299.00 You receive:

  • Instructional Session by 3 of the countries top Catching instructors. Going over Receiving, Blocking and ways to decrease your pop time.
  • Bio Video for colleges
  • Skills Video for Colleges
  • Showcase shirt
  • Scouted Evaluation of all events
  • Get seen by over 16 colleges & Pro-Scouts on site

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

Every participant will have their showcase events recorded and made into a video along with their bio for our database. If you would like a copy of your video they will be available for a small fee. Each participant will also receive a copy of their evaluation and grades within a couple of weeks after the event.
The Showcase will be observed by college & professional scouts from several area colleges and organizations.

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 ($149).  You will receive an email regarding final payment approximately 2-3 weeks out from camp.

 

SPOTS ARE LIMITED TO 12 CATCHERS PER AGE GROUP, SO SIGN UP NOW.

Reserve My Spot!

*Once you pay your deposit, all future communication will be with the MWCA*