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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Equipment
Mitt
Face Mask/Helmet
Chest Protector
Supportive Cup
Shin Guards
Catcher’s Thumb
Knee Savers
Wristbands/Sweatbands
Stances
Signal Stance
Primary Stance
Secondary Stance
Receiving
Quiet Body
Strong Hands
Blocking
Chest Leaning Slightly Forward
Mitt Covering the Five Hole
Elbows Tucked into Sides
Shoulders Rounded Forward
Chin Tucked in
Falling Forward
Replacing Feet/Knees
Throwing to Bases
Arm Strength
Quickness
Accuracy
Throwing to First Base
Throwing to Second Base
Throwing to Third Base
Plays at Home Plate
Tag Plays at the Plate
Force Plays at Home Plate
Getting Run Over
Pop Flies
Fielding Bunts
Bunts to 1B
Bunts Back to the Pitcher
Bunts to 3B
Blocked Third Strikes
Make a Good Throw
Pitchouts
Intentional Walks
Backing up First Base
Full Arm Fake
Knowing the Field
Backstop
Warning Track
Dugouts
Baselines
Weather
Foul Territory
Ground Rules
Pre-Game Infield/Outfield
Giving Catchers Accurate Feedback
Video Evaluation
Communicating with the Umpire
Being Vocal on the Field
Warming Up Before a Practice or Game
Signals
Giving Signals
Signs with a Runner on Second Base
Hot Sign
First Sign after the “2”
Ahead, Behind, Even
Catching Wristband
Catching a Ceremonial First Pitch
Catcher’s Practice
Receiving from Pitching Machine
Quick Hands Drill
Receiving Incrediballs
Catching in the Bullpen
Blocking Drills
Partner Blocking, Straight Ahead
Partner Blocking to Both Sides
Blocking Balls from a Pitching Machine
Half and Half
Hockey Goalie Drill
Throwing Drills
Throwing Standing Up
Throwing from Secondary Stance
Throwing After Receiving a Pitch
Throwing Three-Fourths Distance to Base
Dry Throws on the Foul Line
Drills for Catcher Pop Flies
Pop Flies from a Fungo
Pop Flies from a Pitching Machine
Fouled off Bunts
Eagle Eye Drill
Drills for Plays at Home Plate
Digs – Glove side/Backhand
Balls Hit from Fungo
1, 2, 3 Double Play
Full Arm Fake and Look to 3B
Drills for Pass Balls/Wild Pitches
Drills for Fielding Bunts
Summary
Catcher’s Dictionary
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CATCHING-101

CATCHING-101

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CATCHING-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers is the most comprehensive book ever written for baseball catchers. It contains tips, drills, and proper mechanics that will help every catcher or coach better understand the most difficult position on the field.This book contains information on EVERY aspect of catching that Coach Barksdale has learned through his years of experience from coaching nationally ranked NCAA teams, and playing at almost every level from Little League to professional baseball.A few of the topics covered in CATCHING-101 are:• Receiving• Blocking• Catching Pop Flies• Throwing• Fielding Bunts• Plays at Home Plate• Drills• Pitchouts• Pass Balls/Wild Pitches• Giving Signals• And More!If you have been searching for a source with lots of high quality information about catching, this is the book for you!CATCHING-101 was written by Coach Xan Barksdale who is currently an NCAA Division I baseball coach and an ex-professional baseball player. Coach Barksdale played in the Atlanta Braves organization and has been a featured speaker at the prestigious ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) national convention.
CATCHING-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers is the most comprehensive book ever written for baseball catchers. It contains tips, drills, and proper mechanics that will help every catcher or coach better understand the most difficult position on the field.This book contains information on EVERY aspect of catching that Coach Barksdale has learned through his years of experience from coaching nationally ranked NCAA teams, and playing at almost every level from Little League to professional baseball.A few of the topics covered in CATCHING-101 are:• Receiving• Blocking• Catching Pop Flies• Throwing• Fielding Bunts• Plays at Home Plate• Drills• Pitchouts• Pass Balls/Wild Pitches• Giving Signals• And More!If you have been searching for a source with lots of high quality information about catching, this is the book for you!CATCHING-101 was written by Coach Xan Barksdale who is currently an NCAA Division I baseball coach and an ex-professional baseball player. Coach Barksdale played in the Atlanta Braves organization and has been a featured speaker at the prestigious ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) national convention.

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