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How To Do A Catcher’s Pump Fake in a 1st and 3rd Situation throwing Mar 14, 2024

Catching involves strategic movements, one of which is mastering the art of the pump fake.

A successful pump fake can make the difference in critical game situations, inducing base runners into making game-costing mistakes.

However, a sloppy, unconvincing pump fake is ineffective and a waste of a...

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Mastering the Mental Game: Overcoming Errors in Baseball Feb 07, 2024

Baseball, a game steeped in tradition and skill, is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Every player, regardless of their level, will make errors. But it's not the mistake that defines you; it's how you respond to it. Here’s why your next move after an error should be...

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What Should I Do if my Coach Tells me Something Different Than what I Learned Online? catching coach Jan 31, 2024

In the world of sports, especially in baseball, receiving varied coaching advice is not uncommon.

What do you do when your coach's guidance seems to conflict with that of what you are learning online?

This is a common dilemma many young athletes and their parents face.

Here’s a case in...

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Case Study: 11u Catcher Becomes a THREAT Behind the Plate testimonials Jan 29, 2024

Brian and Isaac are a father-son powerhouse from Pittsburgh. They reached out to book a call with Coach Bougie about CatchCORE after watching his videos on YouTube.

Isaac recently started catching at 10 years old, so Brian started to look on YouTube for some drills to help his son get better.

As...

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How to Get Better at Catching (3 Simple Steps) catching coach Jan 26, 2024

Catching is the hardest position on the field. And getting better yourself (or coaching someone to get better) can feel daunting, especially if you haven’t done it before.

If you’re new here, my name is Coach Bougie and I’m the founder of Catching Made Simple. I transitioned...

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Baseball Parenting Tips (Don't Make this Mistake) catching coach Jan 25, 2024

As parents, especially those enthusiastic about sports, our intentions in guiding our children can sometimes get lost in translation. This story, shared by head coach, Clay Van Hook, of the University of Texas at Arlington, beautifully illustrates the impact of how we communicate with our young...

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What's After CatchCORE? The Ultimate Catching Program catching coach courses video analysis Jan 18, 2024

At Catching Made Simple, we understand the importance of developing strong catching skills.

That's why we created CatchCORE, a revolutionary program designed to help catchers master fundamental movements and lay the foundation for future skill development.

But what comes next after completing...

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From Scared Of The Ball To Happy And Confident Behind The Plate testimonials Oct 28, 2023

Catching can be a scary position when you’re in a weird squat, balls are hurled at you, and batters swing a long metal stick next to your face!

Nicolino experienced some of those fears and this is his story about overcoming those fears with hard work, the right plan, and personalized...

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11u Catcher Improves More From Online Lessons (And Likes It Better Than In-Person!) testimonials Oct 22, 2023

Many parents think that online training doesn’t work. They’ll say things like:

“How can you manipulate their body and coach them?”

“My kid really doesn’t do online. He’s more of an in-person kid”

Aaron and his family were skeptical at first, but now...

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Ditching the "Touch the Fence" Throwing Technique throwing Sep 29, 2023

We've all been there – being taught certain techniques that have been passed down through generations, seemingly tried and true. "Touch the fence" when you're throwing is one such drill many of us grew up with. But upon deeper understanding, this drill is not the best to rely on.

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Learn to Be a Better Catcher with 3 Catching Progressions catching coach drills training Sep 24, 2023

If you don’t understand catcher progressions, you don’t know how to coach catchers. This may sound extreme, but these progressions serve as a roadmap for catchers, and if you don’t know the roadmap, you can’t guide them where they need to go!

If you don’t know who I...

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Learning to block with online catching lessons (Alastair) blocking testimonials Sep 13, 2023

Baseball is a game where every player has challenges to overcome. For Alastair, it was about blocking balls during games. This story shows how the right training can help.

The Problem - Why They Reached out to Coach Bougie

As Alastair gets older, the pitching mound moved back. This let to...

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