Super Camps2022-03-04T18:22:08-08:00

CATCHERS SUPER CAMP DETAILS

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SUPER CAMP OVERVIEW

Day one will include stances/set ups and receiving while day two will cover blocking & hip mobility, flexibility & power.  Day three will focus on throwing fundamentals as well as arm care & velocity development.

AND ONLY AT MY SUPER CAMPS:
And finally, day four will cover what we call “specialty plays.” In addition to the skill training sessions we will also have classroom sessions focusing on understanding pitchers & pitching, pitch calling, video breakdowns and mental game topics.

Your catcher will receive 20 hours of elite, professional instruction!

Participants train with Coach Todd and his staff NOT each other.  They will be separated by age and put through several fundamental drills and exercises to help improve their overall ability to play the position of catcher.

What parents are telling Coach Todd:
Hello Coach, Just a note to thank you for working with Paxton for the past 4 or 5 years. Your training has changed his game immensely. He was the starting catcher on his high school varsity team and only the second freshman to ever be a starter on the varsity team in the history of that school. Cheers!

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

All Catchers
 Ages 10 through 18
 (8-1 Catcher to Coach Ratio)

CAMP COST:

$899 per Catcher
 (Pay in full or payment plans are available)

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

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 30 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 USF Barnstormers Clinic.
  • Featured speaker at the 2018 MHSBCA Annual Convention.
  • Featured speaker at the 2019 ABCA National Convention – Youth Session
  • Nearly 150,000 followers across several social media platforms
  • Assistant Coach for the 2021 Silver Medal winning Team USA NTIS 13U Team

WHILE AT CAMP, YOUR CATCHERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON…

  • STANCES – The multiple stances a catcher utilizes throughout a game including one knee set ups.  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 – Having soft hands, getting strikes called strikes and getting stri-balls (borderline pitches that could go either way) called strikes with some “mitt magic” will be covered in detail.  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 train your catchers on becoming the best receiving catcher they can be.
  • BLOCKING – Technique to help you “be a wall!”  Being a good blocking catcher has the potential to save a bunch of runs for your catcher’s team.  Although it is one of the least liked jobs of a catcher, it is one of the most important.  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 – A catchers throwing ability is always the first thing that coaches, opponents, and scouts notice.  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.
  • ONLY IN SUPER CAMPS: SPECIALTY PLAYS – Although they are rare when compared to the big three of receiving, blocking and throwing, the other “specialty plays” we perform as catchers need to be able to be performed correctly.  Bunt plays, tag plays, force plays and pop ups will all be covered.
  • 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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HERE IS A SAMPLE DRILL PERFORMED AT CAMP

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT COACH TODD:

“Your delivery of instruction was stellar.  We loved everything from the stretches, drills, and technique tips.  Our catcher went to practice yesterday and was 1) communicating with everyone, 2) keeping mitt low and horizontal and elbow bent, and 3) letting the ball come to him!”  Best catching instruction received to date, and we are The Catching Guy fans!  THANK YOU!

The Dean Family, Ft Worth, TX Camp Attendee
“First off – you run an amazing camp and your insight to the position is unparalleled.  Cameron had a wonderful time and loved all the instructors.  He said that it seemed like all the instructors really cared about the players and helping every one of them improve.  That was his favorite part.  Having knowledge is one thing but being able to connect with kids and teaching them and connecting with them is great.
I want to personally thank you for your story at the end of camp.  The mental side of the game is so important and failing is always a tough pill to swallow.  I know your speech at the end hit home with Cameron.
Keep up the great work and I hope you continue to change lives through your camp.”
The Barrows Family, Denver Camp Attendee

“I know you get the brag emails ALL THE TIME, but the new confidence he displayed last night after attending your camp was like night and day.  We talk about ‘separation days’ a lot and I feel like he knows our investment this week gets him closer to his goals.  You’re great with the kids and the content was better than expected for a combined (10U kids + 17U) camp.  Really, really excellent.”

Jack Metcalf , Seattle Summer Catchers Camp Attendee

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

REGISTERING IS SIMPLE

Click the button below and fill out the checkout pop-up form. You can pay in full at time of registration OR there are payment plans available.

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SPACES ARE LIMITED FOR EACH LOCATION
*8 to 1 catcher coach ratio*

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