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For the next 8 days, you’ll have a new video in your email with a pro catcher demonstrating proper mechanics (& some advanced tips as well).  

Free catching instruction from the pros

Course instructor:  Former pro catcher, Cole Leonida.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Wolfstein Photo

Why it’s free

I’d like to thank B45 both for making great bats and for being an affiliate of Pro Baseball Insider and helping to keep much of our pro baseball instruction free for everyone.

I’ve been using B45 bats games for 6 years now.  In fact, in my bat order with the Rangers for 2017 spring training, I just ordered 20 more B45 birch bats.  So I highly recommend you check them out when you need wood bats.

What to expect

Washington National’s catcher Cole Leonida will be sharing tips and technique for:

  • Giving signs without tipping off the other team
  • Primary stance
  • Secondary stance
  • Framing / Receiving
  • Blocking mechanics
  • Throwing to 2nd base
  • Throwing to 3rd base
  • How to break in your catchers mitt
  • Bonus – 7 keys to choosing the right catcher’s mitt

Are you looking to share this course with a friend?  Anyone can sign up here

About Author

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Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball, debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and has played professional baseball for 5 organizations (CO Rockies, NY Yankees, PIT Pirates, MN Twins, & TX Rangers) over the past 16 years. He has Major League time at every infield position, and has played every position on the field professionally except for catcher. (You should click to watch this great defensive play by Bernier) Where is he now? After 16 years of playing professionally, Doug retired and took a position as a Major League scout with the Colorado Rockies for 2 years. Currently Doug is the Data and Game Planning Coordinator with the Colorado Rockies


  1. Avatar für Yehya el Khatib
    Yehya el Khatib on

    I’m interested if you can send me free videos about throwing and catching techniques and fundamentals

  2. Avatar für Casey Sokol

    Love to receive the catching instructions. Haven’t recieved any of them after signing up thus far. Just wanting to check that i didnt make a mistake on entering my info.

  3. Avatar für Marie

    Thanks for all the great info & videos you’ve shared. My 13 yr old daughter loves to dominate behind the plate & looks forward to crushing those nah sayers that girls can’t handle playing baseball with the boys. I guess that’s why she’s the top 3 catchers in her league. Thanks to your tips & her determination.

  4. Avatar für Betty pierson
    Betty pierson on

    My grandson is a catcher and loves the game and he is always looking for ways to improve his game! He is currently taking private lessons. Thank you so much and looking forward to sharing the videos and info with him. Thanks! A proud grandma! 😊

  5. Avatar für Allen

    Love your approach with this! Thanks for taking the time to put this stuff together. Ever considered doing some stuff on ” building a road map” for early (8th grade- senior h.s.) development and college recruiting.

  6. Avatar für Rich Brown

    Thanks Baseball Brother
    I will be sharing your website & this information
    with the team. We are the Taunton Tigers, based in England, a BBF Triple A team. We are dedicated
    to Baseball, we have a mixed team ranging from
    2 Americans, several Dominicans, European player and 3 guys from the Phillipines. We are all firm believers in quality baseball, wins games.
    A career catcher/utility player & Coach.

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