The Catching Academy at ASB

The Catching Academy at Advanced Skills Baseball has evolved from some simple concepts...

Sound and solid fundamental skills are at the forefront when it comes to taking your game to the next level. And for catchers, nothing substitutes for solid fundamentals and knowing the game inside and out.


So, we found a way to deliver the goods during the pre-season months, in our conveniently located, climate-controlled, state-of the-art baseball classroom and at a price everyone can afford for academy-quality instruction.


Introducing 'The Catching Academy'
at Advanced Skills Baseball...


Advanced Skills Baseball


No position is more important than catcher. And the skills required to play this intense position are far greater than any other. So, why not get first-rate instruction and supervised reps from an instructor who actually plays & understands the position?

Watch this space for future workshops and classes


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Director of Catching Instruction

Brent Trask begins his 5th season in 2018 as an assistant coach under head coach Marty Hunter at George Fox University, where he is also the lead catching instructor.

A George Fox standout, Trask was named second-team All-NWC his junior season (’09) and first-team All-NWC his senior season (’10) as a catcher. He finished his career hitting .308 and played in over 60 games. He was a part of the 2009 season, in which the team won the Northwest Conference Championship and made the NCAA D-III National Tournament.

After graduating from Lebanon High School, Brent spent two years at Linn Benton Community College. He earned honorable mention as a catcher for his freshman year and earned 1st-team all-conference accolades as a sophomore.

Trask graduated from George Fox in December of 2010 earning his degree in pre-physical education. He later received his master’s degree in June 2013 from Oregon State University in physical education teacher education.

During his time at GFU, Brent played in the prestigious West Coast Summer League for the Moses Lake Pirates and then went on to play in the Western Major Baseball League in Saskatchewan Canada where the Swift Creek Indians won the WMBL Championship.

Prior to his coaching position at GFU, Trask spent four years coaching high school baseball mostly at Corvallis HS (2012-2014). During his high school coaching career, he coached three 1st Team All-Conference catchers, one Honorable Mention All-State receiver and two 1st Team All-State backstops.