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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.


2017 Camps

I have just released my camp schedule for Fall 2017.

Elite Throwing Camp – Nashville, TN – Sept. 1-2


Elite Throwing Camp – Nashville, TN – Sept. 15-16

Register for camp here.

Elite Throwing Camp – Jackson, MS – Oct. 13-14

Register for camp here.

Elite Throwing Camp – Cincinnati, OH – Oct. 27-28

Register for camp here.

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

2016 – 2017 Speaking Engagements

I am speaking at a lot of camps, clinics, and conventions this off-season.  If you would like to hear one of my presentations I will be speaking at these events:

CatcherCON 2017 – Dec. 9-11 – Quick Feet and Agility Circuit for Catchers

American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) National Convention – Jan. 7 – Developing Catchers Who Lead Your Team

Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association – Jan. 14 – Blocking: Drills and Mechanics