5th Annual

Catcher CON

Dec 6 - 8 2019     /     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: Tom Griffin

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

10:30 — 11:30           Session 3: Tyson Blaser

1:15 Hour Intermission And Lunch Break

12:45 — 1:45             Session 4: Joe Mangiameli

2:00 — 3:00             Session 5: Chad Epperson

3:15 — 4:15               Session 6: Aaron Gershenfeld

4:30 — 5:30             Session 7: Michael McKenry

5:45 — 7:00             Session 8: Xan Barksdale

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: Off the Field Preparation for On the Field Success

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.

TOM GRIFFIN, Carson Newman University

Topic: Prep and Warmup for Your Catchers


Aaron Gershenfeld, The Citadel

Topic: Winning Strikes: Developing Better Receivers


Joe Mangiameli, Minnesota Twins

Topic: Rethinking a Catcher's Training Environment


Tyler Shewmaker, Campbell University

Topic: Catching Up to the Times


Chad Epperson, Boston Red Sox

Topic: Catcher's Calling Your Own Game


Tyson Blaser, New York Yankees

Topic: Catcher's "Path" to Success


Michael McKenry

Topic: TBA


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"

CLICK HERE to book your hotel room online.

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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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