Spring is mostly here and teams from MLB all the way down to little league teams are getting ready for the upcoming season. Our high school team is no exception and we've been spending quite a bit of time working through bunt defense drills and 1st and 3rd drills. One of the big things I've been working with our catchers is communication! Communicating from home plate is a big deal for many reasons, the biggest one is that you consistently have the best view of everything goi
While having solid mechanics is great, at the end of the day we still want catchers to be athletes! I'm a firm believer in the fact that having a good process produces good results. But when we get into the game, we don't have time to think about mechanics and the process. It's time to make results the objective. If I throw the ball with perfect mechanics down to second base but I slowed myself down to make it perfect and the runner is safe, my perfect mechanics don't matter.