- 3, 2012
National Catcher's Association All-Star Catcher Camps ($495.00)
Scottsdale Stadium-Scottsdale,, Arizona
All-Star Catcher's Camp: This is IPB's one of a kind annual instructional Catcher's Camp. 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 instructors.
IPB has been fortunate to add former professional catchers Ronnie Deck (Baltimore Orioles bullpen catcher) Mike Baker (former New York Yankee scout), Carl Nichols former major leaguer (Baltimore Orioles) and current (MLB- RBI Program instructor) 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.
** SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 CATCHERS**
Detailed Camp Description
You will only pay a $75.00 deposit and then a representative from IPB will contact you to complete the registration and collect the rest of the registration fee.
Player is responsible for lodging, food and transportation. Hotels will be recommended for each event.
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.)
- 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
Camp Hotel / Dorm Information
Days Inn at Scottsdale Fashion Square
4710 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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.