A Catchers Grind: Molding the Defensive Difference Maker - Jen Schroederby National Fastpitch Coaches Association
A Catchers Grind: Molding the Defensive Difference Maker
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Jen Schroeder • Former UCLA Catcher • Owner Jen Schro Catching
Jen Schroeder played for UCLA from 2004-08 where she was an All Pac-10 catcher and competed in three Women’s College World Series, including the national championship series in 2005. While at UCLA she was President of the Bruin Athletic Council and earned a degree in history. In her own experience of learning to catch late in her high school career, Schroeder had to learn every facet of the game behind the plate in a very short amount of time. She became obsessive with both the mechanical workings and the leadership role catching represented. With the ability to control the pace of the game, manipulate the strike zone, use her voice, and develop a pitcher’s goals within the game, she found out catcher isn’t just a receiver or a thankless soldier of her pitcher.