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  • Condition your pitchers and catchers to be strong from the first out to the last
  • Discover drills that will help your catchers control your opponent's running game and limit their scoring opportunities
  • Develop pitchers with strong arms and a mastery of spin and location
with Mike Stith,
founder of Team Mizuno and is the organization's Director of Player Development and College Recruitment; Head Coach for Team Mizuno's 16U Travel Team; 3x ASA National Championship Coach

Two of the most important positions on the field are pitching and catching. Mike Stith takes you behind the scenes of a Team Mizuno pitching and catching workout. Beginning with the catchers, Coach Stith takes the viewer through a typical workout highlighting throwing, framing, blocking, and conditioning. Moving to the pitcher, Stith has them perform spin drills, pitch to the catchers, and strengthen their arms with extended pitching.

The catching workout begins with a throwing progression, specifically throwing from the standing position and dropping down to the knees. Controlling an opponent's running game is important for limiting their scoring opportunities. Coach Stith demonstrates three drills the catchers perform to practice throwing out potential base stealers. The catchers also work on two framing drills, and have four blocking drills they must execute. Conditioning is a critical part of the catcher's position. Stith guides you through a series of challenging conditioning drills that are catcher specific designed to strengthen the lower half, quads and core to improve lateral movement and bouncing back up to their feet to make a quick and accurate throw when necessary.

Moving on to the pitchers, Coach Stith has them warm-up their arms and proceed directly into their spin drills. Getting the correct spin on each pitch is important as the spin is what will cause the pitch to break. After the spin is warmed-up, Stith has the pitchers throw each pitch to their catcher, working on spin and location. The pitchers will also throw extended pitching, as they increase their distance from the catcher, which will strengthen their arm and help them to throw harder. Finally, the pitchers wrap up the pitching workout by running foul-poles to develop leg strength and endurance.

Let Coach Stith show you the pitching and catching workout that has allowed his battery to bring home multiple championships by dominating opposing teams.

74 minutes. 2013.

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Ratings & Reviews

Pitcher and Catcher Workouts for All Levels
on October 30, 2013
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5/5 Stars


This DVD, just as this whole series, is as good as advertised. The strength of this DVD lies in the emphasis Coach Stith places upon the development of strong and confident catchers.

Of course Stith takes the viewer through framing, throwing, and blocking. But it is the conditioning elements that accompany the development of those skills that makes this DVD impressive. The conditioning aspects place this production above and beyond other DVDs that deal with the art of catching.

Stith leads a tough practice for catchers that lasts approximately forty-five minutes. But once you view his practice, you will see why this practice will build not only strength and endurance but also confidence in your catchers. He stresses that catchers must take pride in the worked they are called upon to do for their team.

Stitch explains why he puts the catchers through this strenuous training and emphasizes solid fundamentals. He stresses the importance of continuous focus and concentration on each of the drills in order to develop strong catching fundamentals. He incorporates a lot of hand-eye coordination drills as well.

After a vigorous series of drills for fundamental improvement, Stith puts his players through a series of catcher specific conditioning drills.

The pitching session is geared more to mid-season workouts when the players are seeing a lot of game time. Stith takes his pitchers through a short workout which includes basic warm-ups, extending the arms, and working various pitches.

But true to form, Stith pays attention to detail as he emphasizes the importance of perfecting spin and location. He continuously stresses the importance of staying on the power line, being balanced and well postured as the players execute their pitching fundamentals.

Of course, it is only fitting that Stith discusses how his pitchers finish their session with lots of sprints and jogging to build up speed, endurance, and stamina.

As stated previously, the strength of this DVD lies with emphasis that it places upon the development of catchers. If you are looking for one DVD that will put your catchers one step ahead of your opponents' catchers, this is the one you want.

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