December 2015 - Tip of the Month
"Tis the Season"
All of us here from the New England Catching Camp would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season!
This time of year we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and forget the meaning behind it all, so this month's Tip of the Month centers on a few characteristics of a catcher that I believe to be incredibly important. Compassion, generosity and leadership. Both on the field and off.
We focus a lot on bettering ourselves throughout the offseason. Whether it be in the gym, or in a cage, or on the field. But I'm sure we can agree that we could all do a better job of spending more time building up our fellow teammates and catchers.
Catchers, let this month's tip remind you that being a good teammate and a compassionate leader is just as important as being a good catcher. If you see a teammate struggling when going through drills, help them out. If you see a teammate losing focus, lead them by setting a positive example. If you see a way to encourage someone, don't let the opportunity pass you by.
Take your job as a leader to heart and hold yourself to a higher standard, and your teammates will always be better for it.