Defense - Catchers

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2020-25-Youth Tyson Blaser (Defense-Catcher) The 15 Minute Catcher

Youth Clinic - Tyson Blaser, New York Yankees: "The 15 Minute Catcher" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 40:43

2020-19 Ryan Sienko (Defense-Catching) Creating Elite Receivers: Advanced Techniques to Gain ...

Ryan Sienko, Los Angeles Dodgers: "Creating Elite Receivers: Advanced Techniques to Gain More Strikes" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 57:03

2020-05 Aaron Gershenfeld (Defense-Catching) Developing Today's Catcher

Aaron Gershenfeld, New York Yankees: "Developing Today's Catcher" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 1:00:48

2013-15 Sal Fasano (Defense-Catching) Identifying Catchers Tools and Talents

Sal Fasano, Atlanta Braves: "Identifying Catchers Tools and Talents" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 36:30

2013-04 Keith Vorhoff (Defense-Catching) Catching Foundations: Receiving/Blocking

Keith Vorhoff: "Catching Foundations: Receiving/Blocking" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 39:36

2013-06 Scott Lawler (Defense-Practice) Play Catch Routine For All Positions

Scott Lawler, Benet Academy: "Play Catch Routine For All Positions" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 28:32

2019-11 Greg Brown (Defense-Catching) Empowering the Athletic Catcher

Greg Brown, Tampa Bay Rays: "Empowering the Athletic Catcher" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 36:18

2019-60-Expo Aaron Gershenfeld (Defense-Catching) The Pre-Game Routine: Preparing Your Catchers ...

Expo Theatre - Aaron Gershenfeld, New York Yankees: "The Pre-Game Routine: Preparing Your Catchers for In-Game Success" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 36:02

2019-29-Youth Jeff Calhoon (Defense-Catching) Building Blocks to Developing Youth Catchers

Youth Clinic - Jeff Calhoon, Point Loma Nazarene University: "Building Blocks to Developing Youth Catchers" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 36:54

2019-34-Youth Todd Coburn (Defense-Catching) Catcher Speciality Plays - The Basics

Youth Clinic - Todd Coburn, The Catching Guy: "Catcher Speciality Plays - The Basics" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 41:33

2012-17 Charlie Greene Jr. (Defense-Catching) Building a Better Defensive Catcher

Charlie Greene Jr., Milwaukee Brewers: "Building a Better Defensive Catcher" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 49:57

2012-05 Tom Griffin (Defense-Catching) Catch It, Block It, Throw It

Tom Griffin, Carson-Newman: "Catch It, Block It, Throw It" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 48:18

2012-02 Dan Spencer (Defense-Catcher & Pitching) Pitcher-Catcher Relationship

Dan Spencer, Linfield College: "Pitcher-Catcher Relationship" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 37:48

2018-20 Tim Cossins (Defense-Catching) Training the Exaggerate and Maximizing the Physical from ...

Tim Cossins, Baltimore Orioles: "Training the Exaggerate and Maximizing the Physical from Behind the Mask" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 37:35

2018-04 Xan Barksdale (Defense-Catching) A New School Approach to Coaching Catchers

Xan Barksdale, Catching-101: "A New School Approach to Coaching Catchers" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 38:36

2018-29-Youth Xan Barksdale (Defense-Catching) Laying the Groundwork for Developing Youth Catchers

Youth Clinic - Xan Barksdale, Catching-101: "Laying the Groundwork for Developing Youth Catchers" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 35:46

2011-23 Xan Barksdale (Defense-Catching) Preparing Catchers for Success

Xan Barksdale, Catching-101: "Preparing Catchers for Success" from the 2011 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 29:39

2011-10 Kevin McMullan (Defense-Catching) Catching: Everyday Fundamentals

Kevin McMullan, University of Virginia: "Catching: Everyday Fundamentals" from the 2011 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 36:09

2017-07 Tanner Swanson (Defense-Catching) Mindful Drill Progressions for Effective Catcher Skill ...

Tanner Swanson, New York Yankees: "Mindful Drill Progressions for Effective Catcher Skill Development" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 38:53

2017-27 Matt Husted (Defense-Catching) Catching: You Have to Be Crazy to Do This

Matt Husted, Wheaton College: "Catching: You Have to Be Crazy to Do This" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 41:34

2010-10 Scott Stricklin (Defense-Catching) Catching Skills and Drills

Scott Stricklin, University of Georgia: "Catching Skills and Drills" from the 2010 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 39:50

2016-19 Tom Griffin (Defense-Catching) Be a Complete Catcher

Tom Griffin, Carson-Newman: "Be a Complete Catcher" from the 2016 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 41:14

2009-04 Pete Dunn (Defense-Catching) Catching Fundamentals

Pete Dunn, Stetson University: "Catching Fundamentals" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 37:04

2009-25 Brent Mayne (Defense-Catching) The Art of Catching

Brent Mayne, MLB: "The Art of Catching" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 37:09

2009-14 Charlie Greene Jr. (Defense-Catching) Catching Drills - Receiving and Blocking

Charlie Greene Jr., Milwaukee Brewers: "Catching Drills - Receiving and Blocking" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 41:20

2015-12 Pat Mason (Defense-Catching) VT Catching: Simple Drills for a Complex Position

Pat Mason: "VT Catching: Simple Drills for a Complex Position" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 35:56

2015-25 Kevin Schnall (Defense-Catching) There is NO Good Catching Out There

Kevin Schnall, Coastal Carolina University: "There is NO Good Catching Out There" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 39:13

2008-13 Jack Hacker (Defense-Catching) Catching Drills

Jack Hacker, Reedley College: "Catching Drills" from the 2008 ABCA Convention in Philadelphia, Time: 44:06

2008-05 Steve Peterson (Defense-Catching) Building the Complete Catcher

Steve Peterson, Middle Tennessee State: "Building the Complete Catcher" from the 2008 ABCA Convention in Philadelphia, Time: 36:13

2014-24 Brett Boretti (Defense-Catching) Building a Better Catcher - 20 Minutes a Day

Brett Boretti, Columbia University: "Building a Better Catcher - 20 Minutes a Day" from the 2014 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 43:51

2014-15 Greg Beals (Defense-Catching) Home to Second in Two Seconds

Greg Beals, Ohio State University: "Home to Second in Two Seconds" from the 2014 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 40:44

Defense - C | Angle Blocks

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Getting around the baseball will help your catchers control the angles and keep that blocked pitch centered.

Defense - C | Side to Side Rolls

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Part of Coach Husted's blocking progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Blocking Progression Drills

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Blocking progression for catchers. Video contains six different drills each with multiple variations.

Defense - C | Blocking Wall Drills

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Where there is a will (and a wall) there is a way.

Defense - C | 3 Plate Drill

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Extremely fast pace drill that will help you to identify glove faults and unnecessary movements.

Defense - C | Ambush Receiving

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): This drill is all about focus and attention - training your catcher's to lock in on the pitch.

Defense - C | Firing Squad

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Competitive drill that includes a couple variations intended to challenge and induce stress upon your catchers.

Defense - C | Man in the Middle Receiving

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): This "challenge drill" is targeting your catcher's stamina, control, agility and body awareness.

Defense - C | Receiving Wall Ball Drills

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Any wall presents a great opportunity for catchers to work on some receiving drills.

Defense - C | Receiving Progression

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Receiving progression for catchers - Five drills in one video..

Defense - C | No Glove Receiving Progression

Matt Husted, Wheaton College (IL): Barehand receiving progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (1 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #1 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (2 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #2 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (3 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #3 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (4 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #4 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (5 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #5 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Blocking for Points

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: Focus a Catcher's intent on directing a blocked baseball. The point system allows for some healthy competition between your catchers.

Defense - INF | Rolling Objects Tag Drill

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Great drill for every position that will have to put a tag on a baserunner.



Clinic Video Posting Schedule:
Mon., Aug. 3 – 2014 Dallas
Thu., Aug. 6 – 2008 Philadelphia
Mon., Aug. 10 – 2015 Orlando
Thu., Aug. 13 – 2009 San Diego
Mon., Aug. 17 – 2016 Nashville
Thu., Aug. 20 – 2010 Dallas
Mon., Aug. 24 – 2017 Anaheim
Thu., Aug. 27 – 2011 Nashville
Mon., Aug. 31 – 2018 Indianapolis
Thu., Sept. 3 – 2012 Anaheim
Mon., Sept. 7 – 2019 Dallas
Thu., Sept. 10 – 2013 Chicago
Mon., Sept. 14 – 2020 Nashville