The Catching Camp was created when we recognized that instruction for the toughest position on the field was generally unavailable to players committed to playing the catcher position.


Receiving-Blocking-Stance & Throwing 

January 24, 2021

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Foundation Baseball Catching Camp

Michael “THE FORT” McKenry

Our LEAD INSTRUCTOR, Nicknamed “The Fort”- I am a proud alumni of Farragut High School in Knoxville, TN and played 3 seasons of baseball at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. While at MTSU I studied Exercise Science.

The next twelve seasons between 2006-2017 were spent following my dream of playing professional baseball.

My Major League Baseball debut was in 2010 with the Colorado Rockies. I played thereafter at the MLB level with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2011-2013), Colorado Rockies (2014-2015), and St. Louis Cardinals (2016) along with several Minor League teams. It was an honor to play the game of baseball for a living!

In early 2018, I chose to switch gears and retire from the athlete’s side of baseball. Since then, I have been the Pre/Post game analyst on AT&T Sportsnet for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition, I am helping develop an app called TailTrax with a team of pet lovers and entrepreneurs.

My passion for life is rooted in my deep faith in Christ, my wife Jaclyn, and our dog Griffin.

Other Instructors

Alex Presley

Chase Illig

Two Sessions will be available

Session One: Time 9:00-12:00, Ages 9-12

Session Two: Time 1:00-4:00, High School and Older

Location: Highland Sports Complex, highlandsports.com

Cost: $100.00 per player until December 31, 2020

After December 31, 2020 Price is $130.00

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