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Rick S., Towson, MD Baseball Coach

Rick S.

Baseball

BRONZE

Talented baseball player with extensive coaching experience at several levels View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
Training Locations
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  1. John Dopson Pitching Instruction, 8274 Lokus Road, Odenton, MD

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher

Credentials

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Catcher

More About Coach Rick

I have coached hundreds of baseball players, played in thousands of games, with decades of catching experience. I have caught several future major league pitchers while playing in the Baltimore, York Pa and in DC Leagues.

COACH:
Reisterstown and Lutherville/ Timonium Rec Leagues
Baltimore Baseball Coalition
Bay Bridge Baseball Academy
BATT Academy
St Frances Academy

AUTHOR:
Advanced Catching Techniques
Catching4Kids – small targets


PLAYER:
- Milford Mill HS (Varsity) … 1963-64
- Apaches / amateur 14-16 ... 1961-63
- Putty Hill / amateur 16-19 … 1964-66
- Spring Grove / A&S Contractors (semi pro) … 1967-83
- Pleasureville, Stoverstown, Vikings (York Central Unlimited) … 1983-2003
- York Labor Day Tournament with
(Baltimore, Reisterstown, Pleasureville, Stoverstown, Mt Wolf) … 1966-2001
- In the TOP 50 Hitters of ALL TIME in the 80 year old YORK CENTRAL LEAGUE
- Baltimore Baseball Club (DC Metro, AA county) … 2003- present (All Star catcher each year)
- MSBL Annual Tournaments in Arizona and Florida … 2003-2011 (MVP 2006)

Each session is one hour (skills/drills with individual evaluation)

RECEIVING – three stances (signaling, relaxed, ready).
signaling and game control
relaxed- to expand the strike zone
ready- to block and throw the ball

BLOCKING – is NOT catching the ball
stopping and controlling the ball in the dirt
how to pop-up from knees
scoop/ rake the ball using glove and hand

THROWING – to bases (first, second, third)
enhanced mechanics- footwork, compressing stages
transferring ball from glove to hand
balancing the risk of accuracy vs quickness
advantage of the Pitch Out
different techniques based on the pitch and the catcher

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Client Reviews

Navy's pitching and catching coach worked with my son a great deal and it was very positive. The discussions we had with you today were very helpful and the impact of your time with him already paid dividends. Thank you.
I have watched Rick work with catchers at The BATT with great success. A junior catcher in Howard Co. has been working with him this winter and has made huge strides
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