Throwing & Catching - Youth Baseball Series
Throwing & Catching is a part of the Youth Baseball Series.
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Johnigan demonstrates proper throwing and catching techniques. He also demonstrates the techniques of throwing and the importance of playing a good game of catch, the grip, 4 seam, and the release of the ball. He demonstrates the techniques of catching and the importance of moving the feet, above the waist and fingers up, below waist palm up, and the use of two hands. He also discusses flyballs and line drives. Drills for proper throwing techniques, proper catching techniques, flyballs, and line drives are demonstrated.
There are more errors committed by bad throws than any other area of the game! Throwing and catching is so basic that most coaches and players seldom spend time on proper throwing and catching skills.
This strong instructional DVD starts with the basics and shows you proper grip, hand and finger position, then on to proper arm action, release point and the related parts of the upper body mechanics of the successful player. A few short minutes into the DVD and Coach Johnigan has you involved in some great drills that emphasize these skills. All are correct, simple to teach and to execute!
The value of good footwork and lower body mechanics is next and puts the entire motion together. this is where stronger, straighter throws and confident catches happen.
In short, this is good stuff for youth players & their coaches . of any age or skill level!
Throwing & Catching is not for refining skills. Instead it focuses on developing them for the youth players of America, ranging from 4-year-olds up to the junior high school level.
Coach Johnigan covers proper throwing mechanics and the correct techniques for catching fly balls, line drives, or thrown balls. He repeatedly stresses the importance of playing a good game of catch, which is often overlooked by coaches at all levels.
To properly teach throwing and catching, you must believe in its importance and incorporate it into your practices. This 41-minute DVD will develop a plan of action for coaches that will prevent players from using bad habits and poor fundamentals. If you follow these guidelines, your team will be better defensively and the wins will follow.
Throwing & Catching is recommended for those working with players aged 10 & up. The 57-minute DVD has an introduction, conclusion, and 12 chapters of instruction and drills:
Steve Johnigan has spent 11 years on the coaching staff of Baylor University, where he coaches the infielders and catchers and assists with hitting instruction and baserunning. He also serves as the director of the Baylor Bear baseball camps and coordinates the yearly Baylor Coaching Clinic for high school coaches in Texas.
A graduate of Texas A&M, Johnigan was a two-year starter for the Aggies at catcher and was named the team's captain in his senior season. He then played two years with the Cleveland Indians organization. After his playing days were over, Johnigan spent four years as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, where he received a master's degree in education in 1991.
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