Catching Lessons and Instruction for Baseball and Fastpitch Softball

Are You a Catcher Who Wants to Improve?

Do you want to …

  • Get baserunners to respect your arm?
  • Keep balls in the dirt from rolling to the backstop?
  • Impress a coach or scout with your ability to control a game?
  • Stay in the lineup regardless of your batting average?
  • Get umpires to call close pitches strikes?
  • Be the catcher all the pitchers want to throw to?

If so, contact me now to set up an evaluation.

Are You a Coach Who Wants a Solid Backstop?

It’s great to have an athlete at shortstop, but how lucky would you feel to have a top-notch catcher behind the plate? As you already know, pitching is the key to success, but an unskilled catcher can lose strikes, disrupt a pitcher’s rhythm, and allow the opposition to take extra bases. In contrast, having a strong catcher is the foundation of every successful team’s defense. Can you name a World Series team that didn’t have a great catcher leading the “up the middle” defense?

In just a few sessions, you will learn how to “know” a catcher when you see one, which member of your team has the ideal skills to crouch behind the plate, and what simple drills you can add to your practice routine to develop a fundamentally sound catching corps.

Are You the Parent of a Catcher?

Would you like to know if your son or daughter has the skills to take it to the next level? Are you aware of the legwork YOU need to do in order to make that happen?

In addition to evaluating your son or daughter’s skills — and setting up a practice routine for improvement — I can show you what actions need to be taken in order to gain the interest of colleges.

Sessions Available Now

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

If you’ve found your way here, you already know there aren’t too many coaches working specifically with catchers in the NJ / NY / PA area. To keep the quality of lessons high, I only work with a limited number of catchers and coaches at any given time. Please check my availability, as slots can be filled quickly depending on the time of year. During the spring, summer, and early fall, I will in most cases travel to you for outdoor sessions. In the winter, you will have to come to me — unless you have access to a suitable indoor facility.

Video Analysis / Remote Instruction

If you live outside the New York – Metropolitan area, but can’t find a local catching coach, you can post videos of your catching technique for evaluation and recommended skills. Contact me today for more information