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Advanced Baseball Summer School – Ages 15-23

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | June & July
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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CAMP OVERVIEW: 

Each day will be dedicated to a different skill involved with the position of catcher.
Participants will be separated by age and put through several fundamental drills and exercises to help improve their receiving ability, blocking form and throwing mechanics.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

All Catchers
Ages 15-23

CAMP COST:

Camp total: $400 – $700 (varies by package)
(Online registration required)

DATES:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • Baseball Dates: June 4, 7, 8, 15, 18, 21, 25, 28, July 2, 5, 9, 16, 19, 30
  • Weight Lifting Dates: June 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, July 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

TIMES:

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

# OF PLAYERS

Unlimited

All initial teaching and discussion during camp will be performed by Coach Karl Carswell while his coaching staff will help run the fundamental skill stations.

ABOUT COACH KARL CARSWELL:

“Damage Hitter”

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  • Coach NBC Tournament
  • Coach WWBC World Champ
  • Coach Area Code Team Nike
  • Coach Founder Get Hits All-Star
  • Coach Area Code Games New Balance
  • Professional Hitting Coach
  • Coach BreakThrough Series USA Baseball
  • MLB Career Initiative Program
  • Future Stars Series
  • Future Stars National Team Hitting Coach
  • Midwest Scouts Association Amateur Coach of the Year 2004

ADDITIONAL CAMP DETAILS:

We will be covering, in detail, what I call the “Big 3” of catching which include receiving, blocking and throwing.
We will also have daily discussions about work ethic, the “6th Tool,” the importance controlling your emotions.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

DAY #1

Stances & Receiving Technique

DAY #2

Blocking Form

DAY #3

Throwing Mechanics

WHILE AT CAMP, YOUR CATCHERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION ON…

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  • STANCES – The 3 stances a catcher uses throughout a game.  We can teach your catcher everything they need to know about receiving, blocking and throwing but if they do not get in the proper ready position, they will not be able to perform the other fundamental skills of a catcher.

 

  • RECEIVING – Soft hands, sticking the pitch, getting strikes called strikes and stri-balls called strikes.  Research shows that being a good receiving catcher will help your team more than anything else we do.  We will dedicate almost an entire day to train your catchers on becoming the best receiving catcher they can be.

 

  • BLOCKING – Technique to help you “be a wall!”  Being a good blocking catcher has the potential to save a bunch of runs for your catcher’s team.  Although it is one of the least liked jobs of a catcher, it is one of the most important.  We will dedicate almost an entire day to helping your catcher not only get comfortable with the baseball hitting them but also liking and taking pride in their blocking ability.

 

  • THROWING – A catchers throwing ability is always the first thing that coaches, opponents, and scouts notice.  We will cover everything your catcher needs to know to become the best throwing catcher they can be including quick hands, quick feet, arm strength and throwing mechanics.

 

  • AND during the “Final Thought” talks expect your catcher to learn about:
    • The importance of a good work ethic
    • What scouts and coaches look for in a catcher
    • The importance of training their brain as much as they train their body
    • The 5 tools of baseball and the ever important 6th tool
    • The importance of controlling your emotions
    • The characteristics of a successful catcher
    • The importance of doing well in school and more

 

HERE IS A SAMPLE DRILL PERFORMED AT CAMP:

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT COACH KARL:

"Karl and the Damage Hitter hitting system is proven to gets the most out of every hitter. He has the ability to communicate with different types of players and personalities for results. His teachings and training help players from every level of baseball. His knowledge of the swing, attention to detail in hitting and simplicity is unbelievable. His ability to connect this with every aspect of life is magical."


Logan Moon

"I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with the program. Not only is Karl a fine coach and teacher, he is a great builder of character in young men. The boys have a great time as well. My son simply would not have had the same opportunity to play college baseball without Karl Carswell. I highly recommend the program to anyone."


Mike Carroll

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

: What should I bring and wear to camp?

:  Make sure you bring or wear the following:

  • Baseball appropriate clothing including baseball pants. Shorts are NOT recommended
  • *Each Catcher MUST have their own complete set of catchers gear including a protective cup.
  • Cleats or spikes
  • Water bottle & snack
: What time does check-in begin?

:  Please have your catcher to the field approximately 20-30 minutes prior to the start of camp on day one for check in (Day one only).  After that, Coach Todd and/or his staff typically arrive at least 30 minutes prior to camp.  We will start camp at 9:00am sharp each day.

: What time should I pick up my catcher?

:  Camp will conclude at 12:30 each day. Training will end around 12:15 and then Coach Karl will do one of his “Final Thought” talks until 12:30.  Parents are encouraged to be there for Coach Karl’s post camp talks.

: Can parents stick around and watch during the camp?

:  It is not only allowed, it is encouraged. We love to have the parents observe during our camps and clinics. You are welcome to observe from the bleachers during the drills and training. If we can help the parents to gain more knowledge so they can reinforce and pass along the information to the catchers, we’re all for it! We just ask that you please stay in the bleachers or on the “side lines” and not come actually on the field or in the training area. We don’t want anyone to get hit by a ball. Thanks for your understanding.

: Why should my catcher attend this camp? What is Damage Gitter "difference?"

:  There is A LOT of information out there about the position of catcher.  Coach Karl is known for the ability to dissect the complex and present it in the simple. His ability to communicate the information in a manner that is relatable and understandable to catchers of all ages and experience levels is what sets him apart. Additionally, The Catching Guy events are not only designed to help develop the skills your catcher needs to succeed at the position, and in the game of baseball… there is also a large emphasis placed on building the confidence needed to succeed in the “game of life.”

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