Catching Instruction

Aside from catching clinics, catching lessons are also available one on one.

Price is $45 per half hour or $80 per hour.

Some of the area’s targeted are:

STANCE
1. Signal Stance
2. Relax Stance
3. Ready Stance
4. Framing Stance

SETTING UP
1. When to set up
2. Where you should be in relation to the batter
3. Where are you in relation to the plate

GIVING SIGNALS
1. Fastball, Breaking Ball, Change-Up
2. Glove on left knee w/ arm tucked tight
3. Want fingers flat and up against the cup (shouldn’t be visible to anyone other than pitcher, shortstop, 2nd baseman)

FRAMING & RECEIVING
1. Focus on framing a strike
2. Anticipating location of pitch and beating the ball there
3. Proper technique for High/Low Pitches
4. Getting around the ball
5. Obvious balls
6. Don’t show up the umpire

BLOCKING

THROWING

SITUATIONS: BUNTS, TAG PLAYS, FORCE PLAYS, ETC

Jim Best –

     2008 – Graduate of Shawnee High School

    2009 – Played at Hofstra University in 2009.
    2010 – Played at Gloucester County College
    2010 – All-Conference Selection
    2010 – Named “top 5 players of the region.”  in Junior College
    2010 – DIII NJCAA National Champion.
    2011 – Transferred to George Washington University
    2011 – Led all of Division 1 Baseball with 31 caught stealing.
    2011 – Played in the Cape Cod
    2011/2012 – Threw out over 50 base runners in two years.
    2012 – Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List
    2012 – Signed Professional Baseball Contract in the Can-Am League
Sign up for catching lessons today with Former Pro Catcher Jim Best.  Just fill out the form below….

 

 

 

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Scott Knazek

Catching instruction for Scott Knazek is not available at this time

Scott Knazek, former Rider University catcher was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem, 15th round, in 2006. Spent 2 seasons with the Angels and played as far as High A. Has also played Independent Professional Baseball for the St. Paul Saints, Newark Bears, New Jersey Jackals, Pittsfield Colonials and is currently on the Brockton Rox. As well as playing, Scott has just been named Head Coach of the Burlington County College Baseball team.

 

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I do hereby give We Drop Bombs its assigns, licensees, and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use photographs or video in all forms and media and in all manners, including composite, for advertising or marketing for publication or any other lawful purposes, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, internet, etc., which may be created in connection therewith. I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt, or property is damaged during participation in this activity a court of law may find me to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against We Drop Bombs and each of the parties listed in Paragraph 3 above on the basis of any claim from which I have release them herein. Batting Cage Rules A. Batters MUST wear helmets inside tunnels at all times. B. Only We Drop Bombs personnel are permitted to adjust pitching machines. C. 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