In this 48-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the setup for receiving pitches on the edges of the plate (1:36)
- how long to expect the average youth catcher to get the basics of catcher attack angle, and the first step in teaching it (2:32)
- what is the benefit of the one-knee stance for youth catchers (4:49)
- two reasons to avoid one-knee stances with runners on base (8:33)
- the key concept to teach regarding one-knee stances (11:42)
- whether there are any absolutes regarding one-knee stances (13:02)
- two simple systems for catchers to call pitches (17:55)
- how catchers can call pickoffs (23:51)
- the one most important thing to do for your catcher's development (26:22)
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Bonus clip from interview:
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
- Jay Weaver's catchingcamp.com
- Article breaking down pop time by Driveline Baseball
- Austin Wasserman towel pronation drills for pre-throwing (note: videos appear to be unavailable now)
- Austin Wasserman's Linear Dynamic Warmup
- Austin Wasserman's Dynamic Warmup
- Baseball Olympics drill
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