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There are several ways for Coach Xan to help improve your catching game. Outside of the many resources in the store, you may want to get some one-on-one time with Xan Barksdale. Coach Xan is available for lessons, camps, clinics, and speaking engagements. See below for some of the upcoming opportunities to get even more time with Xan.



One-on-One Private Instruction

*I am currently COMPLETELY BOOKED with private lessons and am not accepting new clients.  If you would like to get on my waiting list please contact me.

The reason I became a coach is because I love working with players and sharing what I’ve learned about catching with players who are looking to become the best they can possibly be.

I currently give lessons in Nashville and Johnson City, TN.  The hourly rate is $150/hour with a minimum of 2 hours.

In our time together I will evaluate your skills, help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, work with you to improve your mechanics, and leave you with an action plan so that you continue to get better after you leave the lesson.


2019 Camps

All of my camps in 2019 will be held in the Fall/Winter.

The Dates and Locations will be announced in the Summer of 2019.  Before I announce them publicly I give my email subscribers the “first shot” at getting in…so, I’d recommend entering your email address and joining my email newsletter because they typically sell out very quickly.

Most of my camps are held in Nashville, TN, but this year I’m thinking about having a few Southern California camps.  If you’re interested in one of these pleas let me know!

If you would like me to have a camp in your area please fill out the form below and I will get back to you quickly.

Speaking Engagements

2019 Speaking Engagements

As soon as I confirm the dates/locations of my speaking engagements they will be listed here.

CatcherCON - Conference for Catchers, Catching Coaches, and Parents of Catchers

CatcherCON 2019

CatcherCON has become the premier event for catchers, catching coaches, and parents of catchers throughout the country each year.

8 of the top catching coaches in the world will speak on a very specific topic and we will dive deep into areas like receiving, blocking, throwing, mental game, physical preparation, drills, and more.

Tickets will go on sale at the end of August 2019, and CatcherCON will be held in December in Nashville, TN.

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