So you want a consistent sub 2.0 pop-to-pop time and weighted baseballs or long toss isn’t doing it for you? How about a pop-to-pop time program for catchers that is actually effective? It is the kind of program you would expect to get the job done. It not only has a revolutionary set of throwing drills for catchers to train the better mechanics but the speed of movement necessary to convert these mechanics into results. It also has an advanced Olympic based strength/power training program to develop elite power in the catcher.
I developed these programs for my professional athletes but now have made them available for any level of baseball player who is serious about taking their game to the top level. If you are serious about this game and playing it at the top level then a consistent sub 2.0 pop time is critical for your success in baseball. The problem is only a few in this game can do this and most of them have been given the genetics to make this possible. With the 2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program it is now possible for those who may not have the elite genetics to develop themselves into an elite catcher.
In this article, I will give you a deeper look into the 2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program and how it is going to change your game forever. I will also breakdown the catchers pop-to-pop time mechanics as they are laid out and trained in the 2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program. Congratulations on finding the best and only program to develop your ability to play at the top level of this game and live the dream!
2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program Breakdown
Studies show that there is a significant correlation between the pop-up speeds and the overall pop-to-pop times (1). This means the quicker you can pop up into the throwing delivery the better chance you have of cutting down your pop-to-pop times. The problem is most throwing programs do not train the mechanics or have effective drills for improving the initial phase of the put out for catchers. In the 2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program you will not only learn the mechanics of the initial pop up but you will learn the most effective set of pop-to-pop time mechanics for breaking the 2-second range and how to most effectively train this.
Here is a breakdown of what you will learn in the 2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program.
2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Mechanics
This is the 7 mechanical components that are broken down in detail in the 2X Program.
- Squat Position
- Pop Up Shuffle Step
- Load Position
- 2X Separation
- Chest thrust External Rotation
- Internal Rotation Pronation
- 2X Stabilization
2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Throwing Drills
This is the 5 advanced catcher throwing drills to develop a sub 2.0 pop-to-pop time in the 2X Program.
- Sled 2X Drives
- Resistance Bands Pop Throws
- Assistance Bands Pop Throws
- Resistance Bands Pop Throws Weighted Ball
- Assistance Bands Pop Throws Assistance Ball
2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Strength/Power and Conditioning
This is the Olympic based 8-week cycle for driving the elite strength/power of the sub 2.0 pop-to-pop time.
- Barbell Warm-Up
- Mobility Training
- Joint Integrity Training
- Core Training
- Total Body Training
A. Week 1 – Base Week
B. Week 2 – Volume Week
C. Week 3 – Recovery Week
D. Week 4 – Performance Week
E. Week 5 – Base Week
F. Week 6 – Volume Week
G. Week 7 – Recovery Week
H. Week 8 – Max Week
- Percentage Chart
- Anaerobic Conditioning
2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program Mechanics
- Squat Position – Most catchers have poor squat positions which put them in a horrible place to move out of which studies show is devastating to pop times. The most effective way to squat for the catcher is with the feet shoulders width apart and the toes facing the pitcher with the knees out and the knees forward with heels down. The back needs to be as vertical as possible in this position. Most catchers struggle to get into this position not because they do not know how but because they do not have the mobility and joint integrity. The 2X Programs help catchers develop this.
- Pop Up Shuffle Step – This is the phase of the throwdown which is referred to as the pop time and is where a catcher can cut off a lot of time in his overall pop-to-pop time. It takes a lot of leg power and mobility to move quickly in this phase. Catchers who move quickly in this phase do not need to have a strong arm to have a good pop-to-pop time. This is why you can find catchers with sub 2.0 second pop-to-pop time and their ball speed is in the low 80’s. In the 2X Programs, you will take a two-way approach which is not only improving pop time or the Pop Up Shuffle Step but ball speed. This is the most effective way to develop a sub 2.0 pop-to-pop time.
- Load Position – This is the moment the catcher transfers his energy from the previous components into the drive leg as he starts the throw. The catcher must learn how energy moves up the body through the remaining components of the delivery. If the catcher breaks this chain then he may save time but could lose a lot of ball speed. This is the moment the catcher must learn the perfect balance of time to release and power to release to produce the best pop-to-pop time. This takes a lot of practice for a catcher to learn.
- 2X Separation – This is the moment when the catcher must convert the energy from the pop-up and load into the upper body. This is also the moment the catcher must learn to efficiently and effectively multiple his forces and increase his energy production. The most challenging movement in the catchers put out is when he must drive his hips open as he counters his shoulders closed. This truly is the elite movement that must be master for a catcher to develop a sub 2.0 pop time.
- Chest thrust External Rotation – Once the shoulders begin rotation the catcher must once again enhance the energy with a force multiplier like with the eccentric load of the trunk and the throwing arm. This moment from now until ball release takes just fractions of a second and only work effectively if the energy is being multiplied not generated. When the energy in the body at this moment in the delivery isn’t enough to put good force on the ball then the bodywork to overcompensate which will be obvious at this moment in the catchers delivery.
- Internal Rotation Pronation – Once the arm has been loaded all that is left to do is unload the throwing arm into this mechanical component. This component is a result of the previous component and must not be forced but released.
- 2X Stabilization – This is the moment in the catcher's delivery that occurred when the front foot landed after the 2X leg drive. The key to this component is not allowing any knee flexion after front foot strike. The catcher should also work to extend the leg before ball release to increase the force production moving up the body into the ball.
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You can spend your career chasing this level of information and training that you will find in the 2X Sub 2.0 Catcher Pop Time Program but your career will pass you by before you discover it all. If I was in your shoes I would not waste my time here. I would get this revolutionary program to developing the sub 2.0 pop-to-pop time and focus on completing it and reaching the 2X goals. If you have any questions or concerns about the program contact Coach Brent. You can also come down to a 2X Velocity Camp and work with him one on one.
2X Sub 2.0 Velocity Program for Catchers – $297
This program was developed for catchers who want the best throwing drills and strength/power and conditioning program in the game for catchers. It is everything you will ever need to advance your skill to the top level of the game. This program has been used by several D1 universities and even at the Major League Level. Coach Brent Pourciau who developed this revolutionary program to develop the elite catcher created this program due to the lack of effective programs for catchers who have the desire to play at the top level of the game but may not have the genetic ability to get there.
1. Dreyer, Stephanie, M.S., – The kinematic determinants of pop-to-pop time in baseball catchers – CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2010, 33 pages; 1485942