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Caps Catching Academy

Caps Catching Academy

Caps Catching Academy is led by former college and professional catching coach Chris Capozzi and special guest instructors. Each Friday from Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, catchers from ages 8 -18 will go through a drill series to prepare them for the upcoming season.  Players will need to provide their own catching equipment and water for each session. Class size is limited to ensure safe social distancing and ample room for workouts.  These classes are for catchers of all skill levels as the coaches will work with each player on their individual development.

Whats Included

  • Age and Skill Appropriate Drill and Conditioning Work
  • Receiving – Pre-game Plan, Situational and Adjustments
  • Blocking – Four Stages
  • Throwing, Arm Care, Body Preparation and Recovery
  • Fielding and Bunt Coverages
  • Pickoffs and Play Calling
  • Calling Pitches, Sign Systems and LEADERSHIP
  • Understanding Hitters and Handling Pitchers


Fridays Jan 15, 2021 – Feb 19, 2021, 6 Weeks.

8U-13U (6pm-7pm)

14U-18U (7pm-8pm)


Members: $150

Non-Members: $175

Chris Capozzi

Chris Capozzi specializes in hitting and catching instruction.  He has coached on the High School, Elite Travel, College and Professional levels.  Currently serves as a Director for New Balance Baseball.  He is a former Regional Director for USA Baseball and National Director for Ripken Baseball. Coach Cap has placed hundreds of players on the college level and several MLB Draft Picks and Signees.  He is passionate about developing players at their pace by demanding hard work, dedication, maximum effort and attitude.


Coaching Experience:

New Balance Baseball

USA Baseball

MLB Urban Youth Academies

Ripken Baseball - Aberdeen Ironbirds

Caps Sports - National Teams

Walsh University - NCAA D2

Malone University - NCAA D2

Stevenson University - NCAA D3

Villa Julie College - NCAA D3

Frontier League - Canton Coyotes, Mid Missouri Mavericks