NEBC is pleased to announce the 7th annual Gedman Catchers Clinic, which provides a unique opportunity to catchers 9U and older to advance their skills and knowledge.
The Rich Gedman Catching Clinic is an intensive, work-oriented clinic. Catchers should come prepared for physical exertion. A high level of personal engagement is intended to help the individual recognize strengths and weaknesses. Catchers will learn what you need to practice, prepare, and improve by Doing as well as Thinking.
Over the course of the sessions, the Gedman Clinic covers several areas of catcher preparation and instruction. Group and individual drill work and skill instruction is expected The content of the course includes:
Note: Catchers must bring their own protective equipment. No metal spikes allowed.
"I played for the New England Ruffnecks as a 16U in the summer of 2009, and I had an outstanding experience. I participated in the first Ruffnecks-hosted Rich Gedman Catcher's Clinic, and I loved every minute of it. It made me love the position even more than I love the sport--which is saying a lot. Since my high school and college teams did not have a catching coach, I had to be my own catching coach. The Gedman clinic gave me the base & tools I needed to do that."
-Robbie Wallace, Former New England Ruffneck
Rich Gedman currently coaches in the Boston Red Sox farm system. For the past three seasons he has served with the Pawtucket Red Sox. He previously managed six seasons for the Worcester Tornadoes (2005-2010) in the Independent Can-Am League.
A native of Massachusetts, Gedman signed with the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 1977 and played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Red Sox (1980-1990), Houston Astros (1990) and St. Louis Cardinals (1991-1992). He earned a pair of All-Star selections in 1985 and 1986. He was the Red Sox catcher for the 1986 American League pennant run and caught Roger Clemens' first 20-strikeout game on April 29, 1986.
Boston Red Sox 1980-1990
American League All-Star 1985, 1986
World Series, 1986
Chad Epperson - Current Minor League Catching Coordinator, Boston Red Sox
Ray Fagnant - Current Northeast Scout, Boston Red Sox
Andrew Collins - Catching Instructor