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Welcome To Catching-101

My name is Xan Barksdale and I want to welcome you to my website.  This website is dedicated to helping baseball catchers improve and reach their full potential.  You will find drills, instruction, and videos that will help you learn about becoming a better catcher.

This site isn’t just for catchers though, I have tried to present the information on this website so that it will help parents and coaches too.  Some information is very basic and suited for young catchers and some is more advanced and will teach the highly technical mechanics that high level catchers will use.

In my opinion, the catcher is the most important player on the baseball field and often the most overlooked too!  I hope the information on this website helps you as much as it has helped these people:

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How to Break In a Catcher’s Mitt

If I've said it once, I've said it 1000 times...a catcher's mitt is his most important tool and he must take excellent care of it!  That means protecting it while it's in your catcher's bag and not letting it get smashed, mangled, or mis-formed.  It ... More...

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Are Knee Savers Good or Bad?

I wish I had a dollar every time someone asked me about Knee Savers...I'd be on my way to Fiji right now! In this post I want to share with you the truth about Knee Savers and to go over some of the common myths.  Let class begin... Do Knee ... More...

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