Baseball Catching Tips and Instruction.
Basic to advanced catching technique from the pros
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Pro Tips for How to Hit a Baseball
|Catcher’s Stance 1 – How to protect signs to the pitcher||Texas Ranger’s catcher Matt Treanor offers expert advice on the proper catcher stance and how to protect signs to the pitcher.|
|Catcher’s Stance 2 – Blocking Situations||The catchers ready stance (also called blocking stance) is used anytime a runner is on base or there is 2 strikes on a hitter. These are blocking situations and you need to be in the most athletic position possible to keep the ball in front of you.|
|Fun Blocking Drill, from MLB Catcher||Major League catcher and 2013 World Series champion Ryan Lavarnway demonstrates how making your catcher blocking drills measurable and competitive can bring a new spark to your catcher practices|
|Weird new MLB trend in Catching||The Rays and Orioles catchers are having mind-blowing success with a “new” technique that was once widely accepted as a terrible idea.|
|Catcher’s Stance 3 – No one on base||This stance happens after you give your signs to the pitcher and he is ready to pitch the ball home. There are 6 steps to follow that will get you in the perfect catchers stance for no one on base and less than 2 strikes.|
|Best Catchers Mitts||What catchers mitts do the pros use? This page is a guide to help you choose the best catchers mitt and gear for you.|
|How to break in a catcher’s mitt (the RIGHT way!)||There’s a million BAD ideas out there on how to break in a baseball glove. Washington Nationals’ catcher Cole Leonida shares how to break in a catcher’s mitt the right way.|
|Baseball Catching Tips from 10 former MLB catchers||10 Major League catchers answer the question, “What is the MOST important skill a baseball catcher needs?|
|SPECIAL EVENT||Catching tips video series, delivered free to your inbox. Washington Nationals catcher Cole Leonida covers catching essentials in this 8 part video series. Free for a limited time!|
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I hope you have found these baseball catching tips from Matt Treanor to be helpful. If you have topic suggestions, questions or feedback, I invite you to leave a comment below. Play hard! – Doug Bernier