Catching: What is a very important part of catching?
Catchers need to be a wall, pitcher's need to feel comfortable that they can throw any pitch at anytime to any location and it will be caught, framed or blocked succesfully. >br>
Catchers must also have "soft" hands and catch the ball with good form while being able to frame pitches at the same time.
When there are runners on base catchers need to be in a good and balanced ready position ready to throw runners out that are trying to advance.
Most importantly, the catcher must be the "quarterback" of the team (always reminding other players of their responsibilities, especially the pitcher). He see's the entire field and must lead accordingly.
Remember, communication is a vital part for any catcher as is with all players, coaches, and even the umpire.
If you put a good pitching staff with an average catcher, your staff will soon become average. Put an average pitching staff with a good catcher and your staff will be much more successful.