About NLCA (Home Page)

We look forward to resuming our training while our catchers try to keep up with some of their baseball activity.  When we resume training, we will be sure to maintain high precaution for our catchers and their families.   




Upper Division (ages 13-19):  

Junior Division (ages 10-13):  


To contact us, please send an email to nextlevelca@ymail.com

“The toughest competitors take on the hardest jobs… Compete!!”  (Proactive Coaching)

…And that’s why we love the position and have the passion to develop our catchers. 

Our Mission

The mission of Next Level Catching Academy is to provide catching instruction to catchers who love the position and who have aspirations of reaching their full potential as catchers within the great game of Baseball.  Our drive is to give catchers the best opportunity to reach that next level that is before them.

As of 2019, we are adding an age group by training catchers between 5th – 7th grades.  These ages will filter into our Junior Division.   We specialize with catchers who have the commitment to work, learn and maximize their talents.  

NLCA will train the many unique skills that make catching the most difficult position to perform on the diamond.  Our objectives and drills are challenging to each players’ ability level in many areas,  starting with the fundamentals, then progressing through advanced skills as consistency increases.


All aspects of throwing technique ( including picks from knees), Stance/Receiving (all pitches bordering the strike zone), Block and Recover (lateral blocks), Pop-up priority, all Bunt plays and the most exciting play in baseball, Tag Plays at home plate (footwork, glove work, including communication and anticipating).  


We do not limit our instruction to just the physical skills of catchers we will also discuss leadership and other nuances to the position that allows our catchers to grow in their mental game along with their leadership and physical skills.  While we stress the kinesthetic feel of new skills through repetition, we teach anticipation and proper application and at times compete to add stress to maximize performance. 

All skills are broken down and instructed on with detail and focus using a whole-part-whole approach to teaching.  (see the clinic summary drop-down menu for a quick overview of our sessions) Each drill/repetition has a purpose that will become a habit, which will lead to consistent action for that particular skill.

Our catching sessions are level and age-appropriate and we work towards teaching and challenging each catcher to his ability and skill.  This is made possible due to our small catcher to instructor ratio (at or under 4 to 1).  We feel that our catcher’s learn best in a smaller group setting with hands-on instruction that allows for maximum repetitions.  

We pride ourselves in being accessible to catchers, parents, and coaches to answer questions and to give clarity to anything pertaining to our partnership.  We specialize in Video-Analysis for those attending our camps and we provide Progression Charts for Pop-times and Block-Times that allow our catchers to track their progress with objectivity.     

The bottom line is… if you LOVE Catching, you’ll LOVE our clinics.

We are extremely proud to announce that All-Star Sports has joined NLCA in a partnership that thrives on developing young catchers.

Leaders in the catching industry.

NLCA catchers will have an opportunity to order equipment (on a bi-monthly basis) at a discounted price.  This opportunity is exclusive and  will only be extended to those who are a part of our catching family.   We are excited for our catching family and are grateful for the good word that they have spread in helping grow our service to catchers.

To contact us, please send an email to nextlevelca@ymail.com

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