This week's episode finds us connecting with New York Yankees catching coach Tanner Swanson and plan to hear major humility, thoughtfulness and one of the best humans in baseball. And if you dialed into this one for one knee setups or the latest blocking drill, that didn't make the cut but we do spend time on personal growth plus how he has worked on individuality which has led to breakthroughs in communication, leadership and building those meaningful relationships on the Major League level! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Episode #78 New York Yankees Major League Catching Coach Tanner Swanson
Muscles and Management
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*In this episode Gerry welcomes on New York Yankees Major League Catching Coach Tanner Swanson.To start, Tanner gives some insight on his playing career and his rise through the ranks of coaching. He also explains his unique experience of not being a catcher during his playing days but becoming a catching coach during his coaching career.From there, Tanner breakdown the attributes of a catcher and explains the hierarchy of importance of qualities such as throwing out base runners, framing pitches and blocking. In today's day and age, framing is the most important and formerly underrated quality and the best way a catcher can have an impact on the game and pitching staff.To finish up, Tanner sheds some light on his work with Mitch Garver of the Minnesota Twins and his current work with Yankees' backstop Gary Sanchez. This covers the "one knee," set-up Tanner is known for and how he introduces it to catchers.All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Show Timestamps:4:40 -Tanner’s baseball career and history12:20 - How Tanner started with catchers17:10 - Challenging the Norm26:15 - How to Create Unconscious Competence28:50 - Willingness of Athletes33:20 - The Physical Abilities of Catchers39:00 - Intricacies of Framing Pitches and Other Progression of Skills47:15 - Sharing Knowledge and Learning From Others50:35 - Dynamic Moving as a Catcher55:40 - One-Knee Style1:10:00 - Tanner’s Final ThoughtsSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
Tanner Swanson is the Major League Quality Control Coach and Catching Director for the New York Yankees. Tanner talks about how curiosity plays a crucial role in development for both coaches and players, and how to build relationships with your players by meeting them where they're at. This is a fantastic episode you won't want to miss! Check it out!
NY Yankees Quality Control Coach and Catching Coordinator Tanner Swanson highlights the key competencies of elite catchers and how new data is redefining the significance of receiving, why coaches should prioritize teaching catchers to block and throw from their best receiving position, how catchers can find balance between comfort and functionality in their stance, why blocking should be emphasized as an extension of receiving, and how catchers can better command the bottom of the strike zone.
Heading to the 8th Inning with who many would consider a pioneer in receiving development; New Yankees Catching and Quality Control Coach Tanner Swanson. We go in great detail on the one knee setups, glove placement, bottom feeding for strikes, his journey to coaching pro ball, Gary Sanchez and we even put him through our rapid fire blocking drill. We've had tons of requests asking for him, so won't you join both Tanner and the Mound Visit Crew as we head out to the mound for the 8th...
This episode is brought to you by baseballcloud and OnBaseU. iTunes Stitcher Google Spotify Summary In this episode of Ahead of the Curve, I talk with Tanner Swanson, minor league Catching Coordinator with the Minnesota Twins. He shares about his journey of coaching and teaching and how that has led him to this point in his career. He shares incredible insight into the importance and mechanics of solid catching techniques, and brings a wealth of insight to the catching position. Episode Highlights: Tanner grew up playing baseball in a small town and had positive experiences and connections with coaches. Gained an interest in teaching and coaching in college. Shares about how catching has shaped his career, and how he got to spend focused time on teaching the catching program at the University of Washington. Tanner talks about the parallel of the catching position and middle linebacker, as opposed to the quarterback analogy typical used. Tanner shares about the importance of framing metrics in the catching position. There's more complexity to stances than just 2 stances. Tanner shares some insight into a variety of positions for different situations, and how varying setups and hand positions affect outcomes. A deep dive into receiving position Important to understand the pitcher's mix and qualities Discussion on varieties of extension styles and manipulations 3 keys to high level throws Importance “on the field” communication for catchers. Discuss next phase of motion technology 3 Key Points: When you step back and look at anything from a distance, it allows you to question and see things from a different perspective. Developing a versatile, well-rounded skill set needs to be the foundation. We need more voices to come forward and push the catching position forward. Tweetable Quotes: “Coaching is teaching, and they parallel each other.” – Tanner Swanson “Good ideas, inspiration, and creativity are drawn from asking the right questions.” – Tanner Swanson “A catcher has to be very instinctive, very reactive, and has to have really advanced perceptive skills to be able to read, react, and respond to a lot of different variables in a really short amount of time.” – Tanner Swanson “It's important to start prioritizing your training economy based on what actually happens in competition” – Tanner Swanson “Not a single catcher in baseball is a better pitch framer from a big, active secondary stance.” – Tanner Swanson "The key to the strike zone is down, being able to dominate the bottom of the strike zone is critical." - Tanner Swanson "Down is better than up, right is better than left." - Travis Swanson "We should be promoting what we want pitchers to do, not what we want them to avoid. - Tanner Swanson Resources Mentioned: "Dare to Lead" - Brene Brown "The One Thing" - Gary Keller "The Culture Code" - Daniel Coyle D1 Catching Website Tanner Swanson Email Tanner Swanson Twitter D1 Catching Twitter Website and Social Media sites for the show www.aotcpodcast.com Twitter @aotc_podcast Facebook Ahead of the Curve Coaches Facebook group Instagram aotc_podcast
YBE Top 6: The Value Of Youth Catchers with Tanner Swanson
The Youth Baseball Edge Podcast with Rob Tong: Coaching | Drills | Strategy
Re-airing the Top 10 most downloaded YBE sessions leading up to the May 30, 2017 return of YBE to new episodes from a multi-month hiatus, this episode featuring Tanner Swanson is the 6th most popular episode. This was originally episode #64 and originally aired Feb 14, 2017. Tanner, who is the assistant coach at the University of Washington and a popular speaker on the topic of catching, sets the vision for us on what it takes to develop good catchers and then begins to share how to make that happen at the younger levels. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview; part 2 is session #65. Plus Justin Stone of EliteBaseball.TV answers the Question Of The Week about whether it’s worth teaching kids how to bunt. And Austin Wasserman of WassermanStrength.com shares the Supine Anti-Resistance Movement to create separation between the pelvis and the torso in his Wass Strength Tip Of The Week. Please let us (and others) know how you feel about the show by giving us an honest review & rating on iTunes!
YBE 065: Higher-Level Catching with Tanner Swanson
The Youth Baseball Edge Podcast with Rob Tong: Coaching | Drills | Strategy
Ready for a 201-level course on teaching the catcher position? Tanner Swanson, assistant coach at the University of Washington and popular speaker on the topic of catching, gives some key insights on how to help your intermediate-level and advanced catchers. This can apply to youth, high school and college catchers. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview. If you missed Part 1, you can catch it here. Plus Justin Stone of EliteBaseball.TV answers the Question Of The Week about whether kids should cheer and enjoy the moment, or keep calm and "act like they've been there before". And Austin Wasserman of WassStrength.com talks about his Base Stealing ebook for help with creating shin angle and direction. Please let us (and others) know how you feel about the show by giving us an honest review & rating on iTunes!