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In lesson 2 of The Art of Catching series, ex Major Leaguer Brent Mayne demonstrates the proper mechanics of the catcher's stance.
This video includes all three stances which make up every good catcher's repertoire.
1. The "sign stance"... the stance a catcher uses to give the signals to the pitcher.
2. The "comfort stance" ... the position a receiver squats into when no one is on base and there is less than two strikes or three balls.
3. The "blocking/throwing stance" ... the most athletic stance, used to block balls in the dirt or throw out attempting base runners.
Effective alone, but best if viewed after watching the free "Athletic Foundation" video. Appropriate for catchers and coaches of all levels, from Little League to the pro's. Enjoy.
Art of Catching lesson #2 "Catcher's Stances"
1. Sign Stance
A. protect information
B. athletic posture
C. glove position
D. signal hand position
E. low light/pitcher can't see the sign solutions
2. Comfort Stance
A. your comfort is priority (staying athletic)
C. target/keeping arm relaxed
D. bare hand safety
E. creative variations
3. Blocking/Throwing Stance
A. most athletic squat
B. foot placement
C. throwing hand postion
D. leg strength/endurance