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Catching

Fielding A Bunt

Fielding bunts can be tricky for a catcher. Luke Johnson shows you how to make sure you have proper footwork and arm slots based on where the ball is.

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Receiving Training Progression

Want to get better at receiving but don’t really know how? Luke Johnson takes you through a simple progression you can use at home to get a lot better. You can even get creative if you don’t have weighted balls!

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3 Drills To Decrease Catcher Pop Time

Baseball Rebellion shows you three drills to improve your footwork and arm strength to decrease your catcher pop time and throw more runners out.

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Improve Your Catcher’s Stance for More Strike Calls- Youth Catcher Case Study

Teach your catcher’s how to better receive pitches and get more strike calls this season by learning a new set-up technique for catcher’s of all ages.

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The Importance of the Pitcher-Catcher Relationship

The relationship between the pitcher and catcher is very important. Learn how to make sure you are on the same page with the best ways to give signs.

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It All Starts Before The Pitch- Part II: Secondary Stances

  This is part two of Tyler Shewmaker’s two-part catching series, It All Starts Before The Pitch. If you have not read part one, click here. Secondary Stances: The days of the catch, block, throw secondary are almost gone.  Sure, there is a time and place for the traditional secondary, which we train daily.  There……

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It All Starts Before The Pitch- Part I: Signal & Primary Catching Stances

In this two-part series, It All Starts Before The Pitch, Tyler Shewmaker (Campbell University Baseball) talks about the importance of catcher’s pre-pitch stance and certain ways to practice your set up to make yourself and your pitcher better! Shewmaker enters his second season as a member of the Campbell baseball coaching staff, moving to volunteer assistant coach…

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How to Give Signs and Transition to a Receiving Stance

I wanted to write a quick post to detail some of the important aspects of giving signs as a catcher. Giving signs is relatively easy but small mistakes can lead to the other team stealing signs and the pitcher becoming frustrated. Signs also encourage pitchers and catchers to think through counts and situations for themselves….

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Great Catcher = Great Routine!

At most team practices, there is little time set aside for catchers to work on their skills outside of catching bullpens. While bullpens are great opportunities to improve, a routine is needed to make sure that adequate amounts of quality repetitions are being completed in all facets of the catching position. In this article, you…

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Blocking Technique: Should Catchers Move Forward When They Block?

  Blocking Technique: Should Catchers Move Forward When They Block? Blocking is an essential key to limiting the movement of baserunners and being a great catcher. While a large percentage of being a quality blocker is simply having the willingness to move your body in front of the ball, many catchers block in a way that……

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Catchers, Arm Injuries, and Throwing Runners Out!

  Catchers, Arm Injuries, and Throwing Runners Out! When most people talk about throwing injuries, pitchers are the main subject. This makes sense when considering that roughly 25 percent of Major League Pitchers have undergone Tommy John Surgery at some point in their careers, not to mention countless shoulder injuries. While the number of catchers who……

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New Catching Program and Article: The Importance of the Stance

Thank you to the many of you have been avid readers of our hitting and pitching material on Baseball Rebellion. We absolutely love sharing what we know and love with…

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