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Catching Machine Performance Podcast
9 minutes | a year ago
CMPP11 - InstaLive Q+A - How to get scouts to notice you; What do they look for?
This episode I field the following questions:-What do scouts look for?-What do college coaches look for?-When should I start contacting coaches and attending showcases?Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
67 minutes | a year ago
CMPP10 - Anthony Kay, Toronto Blue Jays
Anthony Kay is a starting pitcher and former 1st-round draft pick. He was called up to the big leagues with Toronto this September. In this episode we covered:Scouting reports and analytics at the minor league levelPitch-callingPitcher-Catcher relationshipWhat does he look for in a catcher?Staying cool under pressureSupport the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
12 minutes | a year ago
CMPP09 - InstaLive Q+A - Blocking, Drills
We discuss how to choose the right drills but, more importantly adopting the correct mindset within the drill. We also cover blocking, blocking drills, and how to fix some common issues. Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
11 minutes | a year ago
CMPP08 - Overcoming the Yips
An athlete asked me this during the Instagram live Q+A I did back on Sep 29th. I discussed what the yips during the Instagram live Q+A I did on Sep 29th. I described what the yips means, my struggles with it, where I believe it stems from, and ultimately how I was able to cope with it. If you have struggled with the yips, please reach out to me. There was a lot I didn’t cover on the spot; please reach out to me as I’d be happy to help however I can.Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
13 minutes | a year ago
CMPP07 - InstaLive Q+A: Throwing, Transfers, Pop-time
Questions fielded: -Ways to improve transfer?-How glove size/shape affects the transfer?-Catchers and short-arming the throw?-What a good pop time is for your age?-What to do once you’ve reached the sub- 1.9-sec threshold?Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
10 minutes | a year ago
CMPP06 - How to make a recruiting video
Here are the cliff notes:— Make sure you're ready to send one out. The biggest mistake players/parents make: showcasing a player that isn't ready to display anything enticing. It may make sense to get stronger, leaner, and more athletic before broadcasting yourself. — Highlight your strengths— You want both in-game and practice footage. We talk about what to include in each.— Coaches want to see you vs. good competition.— Honesty is key. Coaches recruit from places they trust; good coaches don’t fall for shiny objects. — Music isn't important. Provide contact information, coaching references, ACCURATE metrics, if you have them. Do not lie. EverI hope this helps!Leave a kick-ass review. Send me an email or insta DM with feedback! firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
13 minutes | a year ago
CMPP05 - Q&A. Gear + Gloves. Tips, Proper fitting, Brands.
In this episode, I am fielding some of my most common IG questions - What's the best gear, what glove should I buy?We discuss:Best GearHow to properly fit your gear (Mask, throat guards, chest protector, shoulder flaps, shin guards, glove)PRO TIPGlove discussionSupport the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
22 minutes | a year ago
CMPP04 - Mound Visits - When to do them. What to say.
In this solo episode, I discussed when to take mount visits and what to say!Here are the details:I don’t think catchers are the best pitching coaches. Instead, we can be a great resource. We are here to serve the pitcher.Reasons to go out thereProvide a physical breakManage emotionsProvide feedbackWhat to say?Provide perspectiveCome up with a planProvide feedback (how to do this discussed in the episode)Tips on how to speak with older players as a young member of the team.When to give brutally honest feedback vs. positive encouragement.Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
48 minutes | a year ago
CMPP03 - Become an elite teammate with Ben Haefner
In this episode, we had on guest Ben Haefner. Ben was a 1st-team all MAC conference SS for Buffalo and the best teammate I’ve ever known in nearly 20 years. Ben later went on to play for Sam Houston St., a perennial top cultured program in the country under Coach Matt Deggs. Ben is a current physical therapy student as well as a college summer-ball coach.Topics discussed:-Pregame routine-Dealing with lineup and schedule uncertainty as a platoon player-Handling a lack of confidence-Controlling your narrative: Not letting other’s opinions dictate your path-Handling a coach giving other teammates every opportunity to succeed while waiting for you to fail.-How to build leadership as a 17-year-old playing with players 4-5, even six years older.-Placing the team above yourself-Extreme Teamwork-Selfless community service-His experience at Sam Houston.-What to look for in a college coach and program-Catcher backpicks-What fielders observe from their catcherAny player, regardless of position, should give this episode a listen. Everyone will benefit!Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
5 minutes | a year ago
CMPP02 - Intro
Hey guys! The second episode discusses my motivation to start the podcast, what you can expect from the podcast, and where my online database is heading. Please check out https://www.catchingmachine.com/ and send me an email (email@example.com) or Instagram DM (@catchingmachine_performance) with some brutally honest feedback. It is going to take me some time to get good at this, (like many months) but I'm pumped to improve!Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
23 minutes | a year ago
CMPP01 - Receiving/Blocking Struggles. Visual Focus.
Hey guys!Welcome to our first Catching Machine Performance Podcast. I didn't want to wait until I had everything correctly set up, so I shot from the hip and recorded this episode with my iPhone. The production quality will improve as I continue to get my feet wet. Episode 1 discusses adjusting our focus and expectations to the hitter's mid-shin, as that is the most information-dense area. Focusing in on this location makes the receiving and blocking decisions much more manageable!Please send me an email or Instagram DM with some brutally honest feedback. It is going to take me some time to get good at this, but I'm pumped to improve!Support the show (http://www.catchingmachine.com)
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