2024 Catchers Clinic

Dec. 22, 2023

In 2024, WSA/TCMB is excited to once again host a Catchers Clinic.

We are excited to announce Derek Hyde as our 2024 instructor. Derek is one of the premiere catchers in Canada and currently plays for the Toronto Batmen. He grew up playing ball in Tavistock and has recently been named to the Canadian squad.

This program is first come first serve, that said we will be accepting up to 8 catchers per time slot. There will be a total of 5 dates with 3 sessions per day, each session will run for around 55 min including warm up. Groups and numbers are subject to change depending on participation. Catching equipment will be needed, if you require a set please let us know.

The program will cover the following, Catching stance and positioning, Footwork, Receiving and framing pitches, Blocking pitches, Catching pop ups around home plate, Throwing out base runners / Pop Time, Receiving and tagging - positioning on plays at the plate and proper tag, Covering first base and when to do it / when not to do it, Pitch calling / sequencing - changing a batter’s eyes, balance and timing, Controlling pace of the game, and Directing your defense.

All sessions will run from 9:00am - 12:00pm and will be held at Waterloo-Oxford DSS. (Enter around the back of the school).

Dates: February 10, March 2, 23, Apr. 13, 27

Junior: 9:00 - 9:55am - No experience to 2 years experience

Intermediate: 10:00 - 10:55am - 3-4 years experience

Advanced: 11:00 - 11:55am - 5 years or more experience.

*times may vary depending on numbers*

COST PER CATCHER $70 (payment can be made via EMT to vleemingj@hotmail.com)

Pricing helps offset the cost of our instructors, equipment and rental of the facility.

Any questions please contact John Vleeming (Player Development) jvleeming@wilmotthunder.com or Call: 519-616-4044

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