Catchers Camp Details2022-05-20T05:35:19-07:00

CATCHERS CAMP DETAILS

CAMP OVERVIEW

We will cover, in detail, the fundamentals of the “big 3” skills of a catcher which include receiving, blocking & throwing.

We also cover leadership qualities, mental game topics like controlling emotions, as well as catcher-specific strength training including hip mobility, flexibility & strength, core strength, balance & stability, hand, wrist & forearm strength, vision training and more!

All this and much more are covered at all our Catcher Camps, which in our opinion, is what sets us apart.

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AGE REQUIREMENTS:

All Catchers
 Ages 10 through 16
 (8-1 Catcher to Coach Ratio)

INVESTMENT:

$499 per Catcher
 (Full Payment Due at Time of Registration)

Additional details…

All initial teaching and discussion during camp will be performed by Coach Todd while his coaching staff will help run the fundamental skill stations.

Participants train with Coach Todd and his staff NOT each other.

We have a low catcher-to-coach ratio of 8:1 or less.

Participants are separated by age and put through several fundamental drills and exercises to help improve their receiving ability, blocking form, and throwing mechanics.

On Day One we focus on stances/setups and receiving and depending on the number of participants, we sometimes start blocking.

On Day Two we will cover blocking & throwing fundamentals.

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WHILE AT CAMP, YOUR CATCHERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON…

  • STANCES – We can teach your catcher everything they need to know about receiving, blocking, and throwing but if they do not get in the proper ready position, if they’re not in the correct stance, they will not be able to perform the fundamental skills of a catcher consistently.
  • RECEIVING – Research shows that being a good receiving catcher will help your team more than anything else we do.  We will dedicate a significant amount of time to training your catchers on becoming the best receiving catcher they can be.
  • BLOCKING – We will dedicate a significant amount of time to helping your catcher not only get comfortable with the baseball hitting them but also liking and taking pride in their blocking ability.
  • THROWING – We will cover everything your catcher needs to know to become the best throwing catcher they can be including quick hands, quick feet, arm strength, and throwing mechanics.
  • AND during the “Final Thought” talks expect your catcher to learn about:
    • The importance of a good work ethic
    • What scouts and coaches look for in a catcher
    • The importance of training their brain as much as they train their body
    • The importance of controlling your emotions
    • The characteristics of a successful catcher
    • The importance of doing well in school and more!
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REGISTERING IS SIMPLE

SPACE IS LIMITED DUE TO OUR LOW
8 to 1 CATCHER TO COACH RATIO

Click the button below, choose the location & complete the checkout form.

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

IMPORTANT: Email is our main source of communication so keep an eye on your inbox. If you don’t receive any emails from us after registering for an event, check your spam/junk mail folder.

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About Coach Todd, AKA The Catching Guy

  • Former collegiate & professional catcher
  • Over 30 years of experience coaching catchers
  • Masters Degree in Kinesiology with a focus on teaching & coaching
  • Assistant Coach for the 2021 Silver Medal winning Team USA NTIS 13U team
  • Authored The View From Behind the Mask, Everything You Need to Know About Catching, and More
  • Over 150,000 followers over several social media platforms
Read more about  Coach Todd Coburn.

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, Parents

“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, Coach & Parent

CAN’T MAKE IT TO A CAMP?

If you’re unable to attend a live event you can always train with Coach Todd at home in THE CATCHERS TOOL KIT CLUB.

View our monthly Catcher Tool Kit Subscription.

Train with Coach Todd but in the comfort of your own home (or home field)!

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Catchers Camp

REGISTERING IS SIMPLE

SPACES ARE LIMITED DUE TO OUR LOW 8 TO 1 CATCHER TO COACH RATIO

Click the button below, choose the location & complete the checkout form.

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

*Keep an eye on your inbox for future emails from The Catching Guy team regarding camp*.

BOOK NOW!

HERE IS A SAMPLE DRILL PERFORMED AT CAMP

REGISTERING IS SIMPLE

Click the button below, choose the location & complete the checkout form.

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

*Keep an eye on your inbox for future emails from The Catching Guy team regarding camp*.

SPACES ARE LIMITED DUE TO OUR LOW 8 TO 1 CATCHER TO COACH RATIO

BOOK NOW!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should my catcher attend this camp? What is The Catching Guy “difference?”2020-05-15T19:40:40-07:00

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.”

Can parents stick around and watch during the camp?2020-05-15T19:38:51-07:00

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.

What time should I pick up my catcher?2020-05-15T19:38:07-07:00

Camp times vary by event and training will typically end around 15 minutes before camp concludes and then Coach Todd will do one of his “Final Thought” talks until times up.  Parents are encouraged to be there for Coach Todd’s post-camp talks.

What time does check-in begin?2020-05-15T19:37:34-07:00

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.  Times vary by event.

What should I bring and wear to camp?2020-05-15T19:35:19-07:00

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.
  • Tennis shoes or turf shoes for indoor use.
  • Water bottle & snack

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