- 5, 2011
IPB All-Star Catcher Baseball Camp
Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale,, Arizona
Cost: $495 to $495.00 (See Camp Options Below)
This unique program breaks down the catching position. IPB features former Major League catcher's Matt Stark (Toronto Blue Jays/Chicago White Sox) and Jim McNamara (San Francisco Giants) and current agent with the Scott Boras Corporation as a instructors.
IPB has been fortunate to add former professional catchers Ronnie Deck (Baltimore Orioles bullpen catcher) Mike Baker (former New York Yankee scout) and Jayson Brown (Former New York Yankee farmhand) as part of their catching staff. Additional former professional catchers will be part of staff.
This 3 day camp targets the areas of receiving, defensive positioning, blocking balls, fielding bunts, passed balls, fundamentals, throwing mechanics, foot work and blocking the plate. Also the event dives into working with a pitching staff, calling a game/pitch selection, detecting weaknesses in hitters, taking control of a game and communicating as a leader on the field. The final day of the event ends with the famous Catcher's Olympics which implements most of these areas in a fun formatted timed game.
Little League, High School, College and Professional levels will be divided into groups. Ages normally range from mm 8-24.
PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting deposits only on this camp. Once registered for camp, the camp director will be in contact with you for the remainder of the balance.
Detailed Camp Description
IPB T-shirt, (personal uniform required).
Ground transportation provided daily to fields for overnight campers.
Meals served daily for overnight campers (Lunch provided to all campers)
Accomodations at the Days Inn at Scottsdale Fashion Square included for overnight campers.
** SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 CATCHERS**
Schedule of Events:
Players Arrive in morning hours.
Van pick-up available at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon practiced scheduled at 4:00 p.m. until dark.
Warm-Up & Conditioning will start at 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to Catching
Set-Up, Stance, Framing the Pitch, Receiving
Lunch (45 minutes)
Group Split (SNR- JNR)
Warm-Up & Conditioning will start at 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Throwing to Second
Calling the Game- (setting up a hitter)
Group Split (SNR-JNR)
Blocking Drills, Fielding bunts, Passed balls
Tagging the Runner
CATCHER OLYMPICS- (departing flights and reservations should be made for after 2:00 p.m.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note on the registration page we are only collecting $75.00 deposits at this time. Once you sign up you will be contacted by the camp director for the balance, directions, what to bring etc.
Check in 30 minutes prior to start of session, at the field, if you are a day camper.
- 3 days of professional catching instruction
- Professional scout/instructor in attendance.
Camp Check-in Information
Check in at least 30 mins prior to the start of camp on the first day.
Items to Bring:
- Catchers Glove
- Protective Gear
- Full Baseball Uniform
- Baseball Cap
Other Items to Bring:
Directions to Camp
7408 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Days Inn at Scottsdale Fashion Square
4710 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
You have signed up for a baseball camp location that is owned and operated by International Performance Baseball. IPB will be contacting you shortly. You should have paid the deposit only and the remainder of the balance will be paid directly to IPB.
Please send in the remainder of your balance no later than 45 days outside of camp. If you have registered inside of 45 days please get your payment in ASAP. Make check payable to IPB and mail to PO Box 11145 Whittier, CA 90603. If you have any further questions please contact IPB directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 714-970-BALL (2255).
Airport Pickup / Dropoff Information
It is recommended that players and families have arriving flights coming in on the morning of the first date of the event. Hotel van pick up will be available for $25.00 fee each way. Departing flights should be scheduled after 2:00 p.m. on last day of event.