About NLCA (Home Page)


*ALL NEW CATCHERS (10 AND UP) SHOULD FIRST CREATE A CATCHER PROFILE…CLICK ON THE “NEW CATCHER PROFILE” TAB (ON THE MENU BAR ABOVE).

CAMP REGISTRATION LINK:

Upper Division (ages 14-19): Dec. 29-30 Tools of Ignorance/Catching Olympics registration.

Junior Division (ages 10-13):  Saturday, Dec. 8th (13U Catching Camp) Additional instructor was hired Wednesday, making room for 4 more catchers.  Registration will stay open until Thursday 6 pm. 

 

Check out some of our teaching tips for the month of October!!!

 

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.

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.

Skills:

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 and making the correct call).  

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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 allow our catchers to grow in there mental game along with the physical skills.  While we stress the kinesthetic learning of new skills through repetition, we teach anticipation and proper application 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 (high school) coaches to answer questions and to give clarity to anything pertaining to our partnership.  We go above and beyond our work with catchers by going beyond the field.  There is also an option for Video-Analyis with each high school session, and we provide Progression Charts for Pop-times and Block-Times that allow our catchers to track their progress with objectivity. 

We train catchers ages 10 and up and  we specialize with those catchers who have the drive to improve and those who want to strive to maximize their talents.      

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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