Just Block It


JBI has helped thousands of catchers reach their potential with high energy instruction and motivational techniques that are sure to make a positive influence on your player’s knowledge and performance.  They will provide individual and group instruction on all the skills- stance, framing, throwing, signal calling, blocking and plays at the plate, necessary for your catcher to become the on-field quarterback of your team. 


"Catching is the most important position on the field. If it is you desire to improve your catching skill, JUST BLOCK IT CAMP led by Mike Gehrer is a must. You will be trained in every phase of catching. I have witnessed the immediate improvement of catchers from 8-18. Have a fun day and improve."

Johnny Bench HOF Catcher

“I have been associated with Mike Gehrer’s “Just Block It” Baseball Catchers’ Camps since 2000 and I am more impressed each year. Mike has directed the Johnny Bench Award Catcher’s Camp each year since our existence, in conjunction with Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. His organization, enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to teach the fundamentals of the catcher’s position are superior to any I have seen. Young catchers definitely benefit from his training, professionalism, ability to motivate and get the best out of each person. He has a love and special aptitude for helping young people; every boy or girl will come away improved and more enthused about the catcher’s position. I know, because I have observed over 3,000 young catchers attend these camps over the years."

Bob Hanson Founder of the Johnny Bench Award

"Just Block It is the premier catching camp in the nation. Mike and the JBI staff are knowledgeable, detailed and leading the way in today’s catching trends and fundamentals. My coaching staff, my catchers and my program have benefited a great deal from their instruction. If you are serious about catching, Get involved with Just Block It, it’s well worth it!"

Coach Robby Bales Head Coach Colorado School of Mines

“The Just Block It Catching Camp is the most comprehensive, position specific camp I have ever been a part of. Young catchers will learn every aspect of the position from an enthusiastic staff who are passionate about the game of baseball and the catching position. This camp is a must for all catchers who aspire to take their game and their team to the next level!”

Coach Jake Boss Head Coach Michigan State Baseball

“We have worked with many camps over the past 40 years and are excited to host the Just Block It Camp again in 2023. Coach Gehrer and his staff do an amazing job with the kids. They are well organized, provide top end instruction and communicate at an elite level. Without question, Just Block It Camp is absolutely the best catching camp we have ever been associated with and Wichita State Baseball is honored to host again this year”

Loren Hibbs Former Coach Wichita State University

"My 2 sons recently attended the Just Block It Catchers Camp. It was the best catcher's camp we have ever gone to!! My older son, 14U, plays on a USSSA AAA/Majors team. My younger son, 12U, plays on a AA team. They are both catchers. My sons have been to a number of catcher's camps in the past. None of them were close. Just Block It was the complete package. It had an awesome group of coaches, top of the line equipment, and a fast paced / positive environment. All of the coaches were knowledgeable/experienced, most having played professional baseball. Since my sons were in different sessions, I saw the staff teach to 2 different age groups. They were incredible!!! The coaches explained everything at an age appropriate level. This camp took place at the Michigan State University's indoor practice. The Spartan facilities were world class. They had enough training aids. The groups were split up into decent sizes. Everyone got lots of reps. The pitching machines were great. And for my Freshman, they were prepared for grading the players. The energy level of this camp was off the charts. The coaches were positive, encouraging, and enthusiastic. From the sidelines, it was apparent that all of the coaches enjoyed teaching these young catchers. My sons and I will return next year. Just Block It is the best catcher's camp out there!! Keep up the great work!"

Tim Ford Parent of Catcher

My family and I recently returned to Minnesota from the Wichita camp that my oldest boy attended. I was highly impressed by the professionalism, respect, core concepts and accountability they teach these young men. We hope to return next year and future years to this camp. They teach these children to strive for the best and "just block it" fits best with our Parenting style and quote that says "if you don't like it...work harder" My boy left with a confidence towards catching I had not seen out of him before!

Gary Parent of Catcher

Thank you for another great year of camp! This was my son's 3rd year attending and he always looks forward to it. The amount of knowledge they go away with is unbeatable. We appreciate Coach Gehrer and all the other instructors that share their talents as well! We look forward to next year. Thanks again!

Danielle Ray Parent of Catcher