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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I bring and wear to camp?

Participants should wear what they would if they were going to their teams practice or game (shorts are not recommended).  Each participant MUST have their own set of gear including protective cup. For all indoor events please wear tennis shoes or turfs, not cleats or spikes.

What additional items should I bring to camp?

Always bring a water bottle and a snack to stay hydrated and energized throughout the event. For all outdoor events, we recommend bringing sunscreen. And it’s not a bad idea to bring a towel for sweat.

What if my son/daughter gets hurt or sick and cannot attend the camp?

Camp cancellations will be handled on a case by case basis. Most will receive a camp credit toward a future camp, clinic or lessons. This credit is good for one year after which the camp fees will be forfeited.

Do you have any sibling discounts or team discounts? Multiple camp discounts?

Discounts are handled on a case by case basis and you can email Todd at todd@thecatchingguy.com for details and questions.

What is your coach to player ratio?

We do our best to keep the ratio at all of our events to at least 8:1 (8 catchers per 1 coach).  Keep in mind that we also format our events in a way that there are actually only 4-5 players working with the coach at one time to help increase the personalized instruction.

What does a typical day at a camp include?

We start off each day with a professional active dynamic warm up that lasts approximately 15 minutes.  Skills covered will vary depending on which event type you are attending. Each day ends with a “Final Thought” that revolves around the mental aspects of the game with topics including sportsmanship, attitude and effort as well as controlling emotions.

Do you have any references that I can contact?

Yes, there are a number of past participant testimonials on our website or you can contact Todd Coburn for those references by emailing him at todd@thecatchingguy.com.  There are also past staff members that would be happy to let you know what to expect.

Who are your coaches?

Depending on the time of year we will have former and current professional players, former and current collegiate players, college coaches and high school coaches from around the area. Occasionally we have a current or former high school player as a “helper” that will not do any teaching, only games and/or contests.

When is the latest I can register for camp?

Pre-registration is required.  We require at least an online deposit for all of our events.  We recommend getting registered as soon as possible for two reasons.  One, we have discounted “Early Bird” pricing that goes up once we are a couple months out from the event. The price goes up again, once we are a couple weeks out from the event.  Additionally, many camps have a limit to the number of participants so it is recommended to register early so you are ensured a roster spot.

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 game time. If we can help the parents to gain more knowledge so they can reinforce and pass along the information to the kids, we’re all for it! We just ask that you stay in the bleachers or on the “side lines” and not come actually on the field. We don’t want anyone to get hit by a ball. Thanks for your understanding.

What if my question isn’t listed here?

If your question was not answered here, please email Coach Todd at todd@thecatchingguy.com.