Catching Machine Performance Podcast

Catching Machine Performance Podcast

Welcome to the Catching Machine Performance Podcast: Your one-stop-shop for all things- catching. This is your host, Kyle Brennan, B.S., CSCS. The performance podcast will cover a wide range of catching-related topics such as specific skill work, pitch calling, mental fortitude, leadership, teamwork, and the rabbit hole of performance (I.e., Strength training, agility, mobility, arm care, recovery nutrition, and sleep).For more information about this podcast, the topics discussed, or my other related content, visit www.catchingmachine.com, or follow me at @catchingmachine_performance over on Instagram. ... Show More

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This episode I field the following questions:
-What do scouts look for?
-What do college coaches look for?
-When should I start contacting coaches and attending showcases?



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October 30, 2019 67 min

Anthony Kay is a starting pitcher and former 1st-round draft pick. He was called up to the big leagues with Toronto this September. 

In this episode we covered:

  • Scouting reports and analytics at the minor league level
  • Pitch-calling
  • Pitcher-Catcher relationship
  • What does he look for in a catcher?
  • Staying cool under pressure



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    We discuss how to choose the right drills but, more importantly adopting the correct mindset within the drill. We also cover blocking, blocking drills, and how to fix some common issues. 



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    October 16, 2019 11 min

    An athlete asked me this during the Instagram live Q+A I did back on Sep 29th. I discussed what the yips during the Instagram live Q+A I did on Sep 29th. I described what the yips means, my struggles with it, where I believe it stems from, and ultimately how I was able to cope with it. 

    If you have struggled with the yips, please reach out to me. There was a lot I didn’t cover on the spot; please reach out to ... Read more

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    Questions fielded: 
    -Ways to improve transfer?

    -How glove size/shape affects the transfer?

    -Catchers and short-arming the throw?

    -What a good pop time is for your age?

    -What to do once you’ve reached the sub- 1.9-sec threshold?



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    Here are the cliff notes:

    — Make sure you're ready to send one out. The biggest mistake players/parents make: showcasing a player that isn't ready to display anything enticing. It may make sense to get stronger, leaner, and more athletic before broadcasting yourself. 

    — Highlight your strengths

    — You want both in-game and practice footage. We talk about what to include in each.

    — Coaches want to s... Read more

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    In this episode, I am fielding some of my most common IG questions - What's the best gear, what glove should I buy?


    We discuss:

    Best Gear

    How to properly fit your gear (Mask, throat guards, chest protector, shoulder flaps, shin guards, glove)

    PRO TIP

    Glove discussion



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    In this solo episode, I discussed when to take mount visits and what to say!

    Here are the details:

    I don’t think catchers are the best pitching coaches. Instead, we can be a great resource. We are here to serve the pitcher.

    Reasons to go out there

  • Provide a physical break
  • Manage emotions
  • Provide feedback
  • What to say?

  • Provide perspective
  • Come up with a plan
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    In this episode, we had on guest Ben Haefner. Ben was a 1st-team all MAC conference SS for Buffalo and the best teammate I’ve ever known in nearly 20 years. Ben later went on to play for Sam Houston St., a perennial top cultured program in the country under Coach Matt Deggs. Ben is a current physical therapy student as well as a college summer-ball coach.

    Topics discussed:

    -Pregame routine

    -Dealing with lineup ... Read more

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    September 4, 2019 5 min

    Hey guys!

    The second episode discusses my motivation to start the podcast, what you can expect from the podcast, and where my online database is heading.

    Please check out https://www.catchingmachine.com/ and send me an email (kyle@catchingmachine.com) or Instagram DM (@catchingmachine_performance) with some brutally honest feedback. It... Read more

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    Hey guys!

    Welcome to our first Catching Machine Performance Podcast. 

    I didn't want to wait until I had everything correctly set up, so I shot from the hip and recorded this episode with my iPhone. The production quality will improve as I continue to get my feet wet. 

    Episode 1 discusses adjusting our focus and expectations to the hitter's mid-shin, as that is the most information-dense a... Read more

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