We are lifting off with our Junior Division this January and we are thrilled to meet the needs of our younger catchers. We want to communicate that this division is designed for 10-12 year old catchers that have some experience catching and who are capable of competing with LL/Pony League All-Star players or AA (and above) in the travel ball circuit. We have a curriculum that we are building that can be adjusted for the intermediate player who is learning the position, but it will be very difficult to appropriately serve and train a player who is inconsistent with the basic elements of playing catch. All of our camps involve small group sessions with a ratio of 3-4 catchers per 1 coach.
The goal with this division is to teach our younger guys the fundamentals in similar fashion that we train our older catchers. The camps for this division will slightly adjust and will be about 130 minutes long. Due to the growing body for this age group, there will be a slightly sharper focus on strength and posture for the catchers. There will also be an adjustment for the Pop-time charts and Video Analysis as well. We want to be sure not to overwhelm our youngsters with too much information as they get their feet wet. As they commit to training and age into our upper division, they will certainly receive all the age-appropriate elements to continue their development. The vision to have ongoing interaction with our catchers’ remains the same and we hope that our young catchers will be as committed to training as our older catchers are.
If there are any new catchers, it is important to visit the “New Catcher Profile” and create a profile and receive all camp notifications, dates and registrations links. You will also receive notices to order discounted Allstar catching gear from us at the appropriate ordering periods.
Take a sneak peak at our most recent Junior Division training session.