My name is Jay Weaver and I am the Director of the Catching Camp. I want to briefly tell you a little about myself and our Nation wide training program for both baseball and softball catchers.
The Catching Camp was founded by my father, the late Coach Dave Weaver when he recognized that instruction for the toughest position on the field was generally unavailable to players committed to playing the catcher position. We now work with catchers all around the world, youth ages all the way up to the NCAA Div. 1 and MLB ranks, close to 365 days a year.
I know from my own experience that over the years it has been difficult to find instruction that dealt specifically with catching. My brother and I have attended numerous Pitching/Catching Camps only to find out that there was not much instruction for the catchers. Our main purpose was to be there to catch the pitchers.
We have spent years learning the position, the skills and drills that will enable an athlete to become an excellent catcher if they choose to put in the training time. Our curriculum for instructing catchers offers a comprehensive training program for this position - permitting catchers to follow an unparalleled progression of instruction through several levels of receiving, blocking, throwing, fielding, handling pitchers and calling the game.
Our year-round programs consist of camps and clinics around the country as well as private 1-on-1 lessons, live or via Skype. If you have a catcher in the family and are looking for some position specific instruction then we believe The New England Catching Camp is for you.