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Podcast EP 40: Brett Thomas, Catching Academy

On This Episode:

We talk catching with the founder of the Catching Academy, Brett Thomas. Thomas played his college baseball at UC Berkeley and immediately jumped into the college coaching ranks when his playing career was done. His coaching career has included stops at the D1, JUCO, and high school levels, including time at UC Berkeley and College of San Mateo.

Thomas has always had a passion for working with catchers and felt the need to develop catchers at a lower level to prepare them for the next step in their playing careers and started the Catching Academy in 2014. Going on nearly 5 years, the Catching Academy works with over 100 catchers a year, helping develop physical skills, but more importantly people and leadership skills.

We pick Thomas’ brain about what it takes to be a great catcher, including stance, receiving, throwing, blocking, mentality, staff management, and much more. In addition to our in-depth discussion on catching, we dive into the recruiting process, what catchers need to do to make it to the next level, and the characteristics of a good college catcher.

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Instagram: @catchingacademy

Twitter: @CatchingAcademy



Recruiting, Catchers, Catching, Receiving, Throwing, Blocking, Managing a Pitching Staff, Development, Defense