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The Catching Culture: Drills!
Transcript of The Catching Culture: Drills!
What are your wants in a catcher?
-Manage Pitcher's Emotions
the best catchers usually go unnoticed
KNEE THROWING: DRIVE DONT DROP
-Make bad pitches look good, or not so bad
-When a pitcher misses, the whole crowd doesn't know
-Can slow down or speed up the game
-They're #1 job is to make their pitchers look & feel good, YET, they must train with the mindset that the game's success relies on them
Get your catcher's to believe in the 'cult'. Teach them the fundamentals, then push them out of their comfort zones.
How come we dont talk about this more?
EVERYTHING starts from here.
POP vs SHIFT
use a mound, they're on EVERY field
BLOCKING OLYMPICS: Challenge your Catchers
MIX UP SKILLS: Just like a game!
3 BALL DRIVE DRILL: Perfect for someone who isnt using their legs!
Have that catcher who's ball's sail?
It's not about the cone.
BLOCK + STRENGTH:
The quicker I can get an athlete into and out of their squat, the better they'll be at all facets of catching
BLOCK & POP
Key Phase: feet. hands. head.
BLOCKING COMPETITION (slow)
FLAT GLOVE FRAMING: Perfect for catcher's who don't get their fingers around the ball!
GREAT CATCHERS REACT
KNEE THROW (side view)
A catcher doesnt have time to think in a game, they must react, train them to TRUST THEMSELVES!
RISE BALL, DROP BALL
Train competitively & you will COMPETE.
A power exists in seeing things done. In watching those that are older than you and being inspired by those that are younger than you. You can do anything you put your mind to. IF you want it, you'll find a way to do it.
SQUAT LADDER DRILL:
-Pitch Calling --> Pop
NO MATTER MY CATCHER'S AGE,
THEY START WITH THIS.
ALSO, PERFECT FOR THOSE GIRLS
WHO TRY AND 'CATCH THE BALL'
GREAT KEY PHRASE: THE MORE YOU
MOVE, THE MORE THE BALL MOVES
3 BALL BLOCK
Ideal for catchers who struggle to block side to side
-How quick can a catcher get the ball from her glove hand to her bare hand--->once they understand the skill, push them out of their comfort zones.
YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO
YOU GIVE WILL TRANSPIRE THROUGHOUT THE LIVES OF THOSE YOU COACH
ARE YOU PROUD OF THE
WOULD YOU BE
OF YOUR KIDS IF THEY ACTED LIKE YOU?
-HOW DOES YOUR COACHING CULTURE IMPACT YOUR TEAM'S CULTURE?
-DRILLS + WORKOUTS YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT!
-COMMON MISTAKES & KEYWORDS TO HELP FIX THEM
comes the chance for growth.