Articles By: Matt Danner

Catcher Blocking Drill: Side to Side

Before you attempt to work on your blocking with a baseball, you first need to make sure you have the proper form. [...]

Catcher Blocking Drill: Blocking with a Ball

Before you attempt to work on your blocking with a baseball, you first need to make sure you have the proper form. [...]

Catchers Receiving Drill – Using a Pitching Machine

Purpose: A pitching machine allows you to accurately replicate live pitches in any part of the strike zone. A bonus to using [...]

Catcher Blocking Drill: Shadow Blocking

Before you attempt to work on your blocking with a baseball, you first need to make sure you have the proper form. [...]

Soft Hands Receiving Drill

This drill develops: hand-eye coordination, proper receiving and framing skills and habits.

Line Drills: Develop Quick Feet

Line Drills – Full gear and no mask. Use the foul line or any straight line to do these drills.  Straddle the [...]

Catchers Stance

A proper stance is fundamentally important to being a good catcher. There are three basic stances to learn, a signal giving stance, a relaxed stance, and a ready stance.

Catcher Receiving Techniques

Receiving is simply catching the ball. A good catcher will make receiving look effortless…

Catcher Framing a Pitch

Framing is the art of making a pitch that is near (border line strike/ball) the zone appear to be a strike when in fact it may not be. A catcher, who can frame well, can be extremely helpful to a pitcher working the corners of the plate.

Blocking – A Fundamental Catchers Skill

Besides receiving and communication, the most important skill for a catcher to develop is the ability to block pitches in the dirt…