JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman coach Tom Griffin, one of the authorities on catching in the country at any level, announced his summer catching camp with dates slated for June 23-25 to be held at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.
The event kicks off on June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. before wrapping up on June 24 and June 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for players from seventh grade through high school.
Griffin has over 25 years of coaching experience at the college level. He has been a catching instructor and speaker at various camps and clinics in the United States and Canada. Griffin is the producer of "Catch It, Block It, Throw It," an instructional catching video. Follow his Twitter account of @catchblockthrow for tips and other insights. Almost four fresh hours of instruction, drills, warmups and everything encompassing the position will be released over the next month.
In 2007 and 2012, Griffin's catching insights were on display as the featured speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention. He has also spoken at Catcher Con, the country's top gathering on the position in the country, in Nashville over the past several years.
"This is an intense catching camp for the serious player," Griffin said. "It is designed for high school catchers who want to learn techniques and drills to take them to the next level."
Griffin will cover techniques in the camp including stances, calling the game, mental aspects, receiving drills, blocking drills, throwing, plays at the plate, bunts, pop-ups and wild pitches.
To sign up, fill out the form in the brochure and mail with payment to the Carson-Newman baseball office. For more information, call 865-471-3465.
ELITE CATCHING CAMP (Click for Brochure)
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June 23-6pm-8pm June 24 and 25- 9am-2pm
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