Catcher training made with you in mind

 

As former catchers, we understand how hard it is to find quality coaching. We understand how frustrating it is to pay top dollar for an ‘expert’ coach and yet not see much growth. Train with us consistently for five to seven months and experience growth. Catch with confidence, and competence, and be a difference maker for your team.

The baseball landscape provides catchers with dozens and dozens of games every few months, but it does very little to prepare and build the skills needed for catchers to compete at the varsity and college levels.  The percentage of catchers being cut in high school shoots up drastically as teams are left to value catchers by their sheer size and natural abilities.  

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 player’s ability level starting with the fundamentals, then progressing through advanced skills as your player’s 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, 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 our YouTube page to view our camp summary for an 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 (appr. 4 to 1).  We feel that our catchers 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 training camps.

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