4th Annual

Catcher CON

Dec 14 - 16 2018     /     Nashville, TN     /     8 Speakers

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Benefits To Attend

How to Coach Catchers

You would have to attend other national conventions for 4 years to hear the same number of catching presentations that CatcherCON offers.

Expert Coaches

This is unlike any convention you've ever been too.  Catcher CON is a gathering of 8 of the most respected catching coaches in the country.


This is a great opportunity to spend an entire weekend around some of the best catching coaches in the country!  There has never been an event like this before!

The City

If you don't have a good time in Music City you're doing something wrong!  Enjoy one of the South's finest cities during this weekend full of catching.

Schedule of Events

Day 1: Registration, Opening Remarks, Meet & Greet

06:30 — 08:00         Registration (BGA)

08:00 — 08:15           Opening Remarks (BGA)

08:30 — Until               Meet and Greet at Hotel Restaurant

Day 2: Clinic Speakers

8:00 — 9:00            Session 1: Craig Driver

9:15 — 10:15             Session 2: Tyler Shewmaker

10:30 — 11:30           Session 3: Ryan Sienko

1:15 Hour Intermission And Lunch Break

12:45 — 1:45             Session 4: Xan Barksdale

2:00 — 3:00               Session 5: Josh Elleman

3:15 — 4:15             Session 6: Justin Duarte

4:30 — 5:30             Session 7: Jerry Weinstein

5:45 — 7:00             Session 8: Tom Griffin

8:00 —                    Dinner/Drinks in Hotel (optional)

Day 3: Roundtable Discussion

8:30 — 11:00            Roundtable Discussion with All Speakers

11:00 — 11:15           Closing Ceremonies


Meet The Speakers

Xan Barksdale, Catching-101.com

Topic: Catcher's Pre Game Routine

Xan Barksdale spent 5 years as catching coach at the University of Louisville and 4 years at East Tennessee State University.  However, he is most notably recognized for the development of Catching-101.com, his best selling book Catching-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers, and Catching-101 DVD, along with numerous other products, and catching apps.  He has also been a featured speaker at the ABCA National Convention and other national baseball clinics.  Xan is also in the Holmes Community College Hall of Fame.

Justin Duarte, Next Level Catching Academy

Topic: Change the Game by Becoming an Elite Receiver


Craig Driver, Philadelphia Phillies

Topic: Framed: Case Studies of Baseball's Best Strike Stealers

Craig is one of the top young catching coaches in the country.  The receiving coach for the Philadelphia Phillies and also has a very popular Twitter account (@coachdrives) where he regularly posts insightful video clips that help catchers and catching coaches at all levels.

Tom Griffin, Head Coach Carson Newman University

Topic: Developing Catchers from the Inside Out

Tom Griffin is one of the greatest catching minds in college baseball.  He has been a featured speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association National Convention multiple times.  His catching DVD: Catch it, Block it, Throw it is one of the best DVDs on the market.  With over 27 total years in coaching, he is in his 11th year as head coach at Carson Newman University.  Tom has spoken at CatcherCON each of the last two years and is always a crowd favorite.

Josh Elleman, AT, ATC, CSCS, Elite Strength and Conditioning

Topic: Developing Resilient Catchers


Ryan Sienko, Asst. Catching Coordinator LA Dodgers

Topic: Blocking to Prevent Free Bases


Tyler Shewmaker, Campbell University

Topic: Development Of Catching Core


Jerry Weinstein, Colorado Rockies

Topic: Throwing

Jerry has been the Brewers catching coordinator, managed for the Expos, Cubs, and for the Rockies in the California League. He also was catching coordinator for the Dodgers and later Director of Player Development for the Dodgers. He is currently the Major League catching coach for the Rockies. Jerry is a member of the California Community College Baseball Hall of Fame, the Sacramento City College Athletic Hall of Fame, the ABCA Hall of Fame and the La Salle Club Coaches Hall of Fame .

Event Location

Battle Ground Academy

336 Ernest Rice Ln, Franklin, TN 37069

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Hotel Information

Marriott Cool Springs

700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 261-6100 - Group Rate is under "CatcherCON"

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About Catcher Con

Catcher Con is a convention for catchers, coaches, and parents of catchers who want to learn from 8 of the top catching coaches in all of baseball.

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