Gators Baseball/Pepper Hastings will host a catcher's clinic on Saturday January 5th. The camp will run from 10 am - 2:30 pm with a 30 minute lunch break from 12 - 12:30 pm. Fee will be $60 per player, and limited to 16.

Sunday January 6th, will be the bad weather make-up date.

Camp will be held at Western Hills High School.

Register online at: www.gators-baseball.com


Instructors will be:

Pepper Hastings, ( University of North Texas, Southland Conference (1983-84). Honorable Mention All-SLC Team, catcher, 1984.

Adrian Buruato ( Saginaw 2014; Clarendon College/ Huston Tillotson University)

Guest Instructor ( Flower Mound Marcus 2016; Navarro College / Corpus Christie A&M University)

Jake Brownlow ( Burleson 2003; Brookhaven College / TWU)

 

 

Here is the agenda, that we will cover. We should get it all done, and we may do more. I haven't laid out the timeline yet, but this is something you can tell the campers. Also, I would encourage parents or coaches to be a part of this clinic so they can carry the drills forward from there, so bring a notepad if you wish.

Camp will cover:

RECEIVING the PITCH
Intro, talk loud, take charge, be first, LEAD
put into teams
Glove scoop, 4-seam, thumb at 3
Glove scoop, 4-seam, thumb at 3

pitcher relations
3 receiving positions -- signal, relaxed, ready
glove position 3 oclock
presenting the pitch -- get around the ball
low pitch high pitch particulars
beat the ball -- stick the strike -- don't hold it long
"Where was that pitch?"
Soft hands drill -- no glove
Framing and showing the strike
Glove speed drill
"Am I giving you a good look?"
Bullpen drill -- signals, relaxed, ready, quiet hands
Glove scoop, 4-seam, thumb at 3
3 receiving positions
Soft hands drill -- no glove
Framing and showing the strike
Glove speed drill
Bullpen drill -- signals, relaxed, ready, quiet hands
Framing and showing the strike


BREAK

BLOCKING the PITCH
Technique -- drive hands to ball
no ball -- block technique
ball in front

side to side 
no ball -- block technique
ball in front
side to side 
Man on Third contest


BREAK

FIELDING
covering home on force and tag play
1-2-3 and 5-2-3 double play
tag play

throw tag short from all angles
fungo tag play
fielding bunts
glove scoop no ball
footwork no ball
glove scoop w ball
glove scoop w ball

field bunt throw to first
covering third base
covering third base
wild pitch fielding
throw to pitcher from screen
chase ball to screen and slide

foul balls and rundowns
rundown drill
foul pops

BREAK
THROWING
jab step, rock and throw, jump pivot
jab step drill no ball
jab step drill with ball
jab step drill with short throw
jab step drill with long thorw
throw to third and pitchout
throw to third
pitchout

"You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time"

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