Strength, Speed and Endurance Exercise for Catchers
Quick feet and endurance are two skills all catchers need to work on regularly. Catchers need to be able to execute and repeat their fundamentals quickly and at a moments notice. The workout drills for catchers listed below will help build strength and endurance as well as the skills necessary to be a good catcher.
Block And Hop
Alternate between blocking position and hopping back up onto feet.
Block and Throw
Top from blocking position into throwing position
Squat and Throw
Player should squat and hop to throwing position. This drill is repeated as the player works his way across the room.
Squat to Lunge
From the squatting position lunch to your left and then return to squat position
Split Squat Jumps
From the lunge position, jump and switch legs landing in the opposite lunge position. Do them rapidly and try to get to 20 reps.
Finish off the work out by doing max reps of Squats. This is a good time to maximize gains and add more leg strength. Add a medicine ball or sandbag for additional strength.
Add resistance and wait for additional strength training
Add resistance bands, barbells, dumbbells, kettle bells, sandbags or sand bells to increase difficulty and improve strength training.