10U – 120 Mins #2 alternate

Team Name
10U – 120 Mins #2 alternate
Location
Richland
Date
04/05/2019
Start Time
5:30
End Time
7:35
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 5:30 (BELOW GOLD)
PRACTICE STARTS AT 5:30 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 5:30-5:35 timer 5 Minutes
The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a circle and yanking on arms and legs.  Best way to explain using common...Read More
notes Notes:
Explain Dynamic Warm Up principles. Teach movements first practice.
THROWING Throwing Progression stopwatch 5:35-5:45 timer 10 Minutes
Throwing Progression is a series of three drills: Two Knee Catch, One Knee Catch, and Feet in Concrete.  All three are supported in the DC Library with...Read More
notes Notes:
2 knee (reach with glove, pull to chest - arm up 90 angle - ball backwards - tap opposite thigh, 1 knee (throwing arm across glove knee - reach - throw - shield), feet in concrete (shield - tap tap tap), pop
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Bag Man & Relay Man
stopwatch 5:50-6:00 timer 10 Minutes
Positioning – Relay man positions himself in a straight line between baseball and bag. Bag Man in straddle position so sliding runner goes between legs. Execute – Proper Cut & Relay (or Slap Tag & Show) Big X – Make a big X Be Vocal – Be loud (outfielder CANNOT miss you) Turn Gloveside – ALWAYS turn to glove
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 6:00-6:10 timer 10 Minutes
Broken movements / full go / focus on feet.
Separation Drills
stopwatch 6:10-6:20 timer 10 Minutes
glove hand, top hand, feet Executing this cleanly and quickly helps to get the ball into the hand quickly,
Dueling Fungos
stopwatch 6:20-6:35 timer 15 Minutes
Coach #1 stands on the 3B side of home plate and hits GBs to SS and 1B. Coach #2 stands on the 1B side of home plate and hits GBs to 3B and 2B.
Double Play Feeds SS
stopwatch 6:35-6:45 timer 10 Minutes
Teaching the Underhand Flips – Rule: Ball to shortstops left = underhand flip ( moving CLOSER to bag ). Field the ground ball, crossover with the right foot and step into the underhand flip. To expand, breaking from the fielding triangle, use a stiff wrist, follow through with the hand high above the head, and attempt to toss a knuckleball. Using a stiff wrist and a high follow through “softens” the toss and helps to create an easy-to-handle feed. Work through the line slowly at first, rolling ground balls CLOSER to the bag, and then increase pace to get each athlete 5-7 reps. Have the athletes jog around the catch net after each feed to work on creating momentum towards 2B with smooth and predictable movements. Teaching the Overhand Dart – Roll ball to a shortstops right side and have them field baseball, open up slightly, and deliver a strike to catch net at the 2nd base bag. “Dart” Rule: Ball to SS right = overhand dart ( moving AWAY from bag ). Work through the line slowly at first, predictably rolling the ground ball so that the athlete moves AWAY from the bag. Initially, keep all throws “over the top”, saving any sidearm and great plays for the end of the drill, and simply pivot the back foot. The left foot can up as appropriate.
Double Play Feeds 2B
stopwatch 6:45-6:55 timer 10 Minutes
Teaching the Underhand Flips – Rule: Ball to second baseman’s right = underhand flip ( moving CLOSER to bag ). Field the ground ball, crossover with the left foot, and step into the flip – a right-handed underhand toss. To expand, breaking from the fielding triangle, athletes are to use a stiff wrist, follow through with the hand high above the head, and attempt to toss a knuckleball. Using a stiff wrist and a high follow through “softens” the feed and helps to create an easy-to-handle feed. Work through the line slowly at first, and then increase pace to get each athlete 5-7 reps. Have each athlete jog around the catch net after each feed to work on creating momentum towards 2B and smooth, predictably movements. Teaching the Overhand Dart – Roll ball to athlete’s left side and have them field baseball, pivot feet, and deliver a strike to catch net at the 2nd base bag. Rule: Ball to 2B left = overhand dart ( moving AWAY from bag ). The feet athletically replace themselves in a jumping motion called a Reverse Pivot. Instruct the athletes to get the feet turned all the way around into a throwing position towards 2nd base. With this move, the athlete executes a fielding triangle to receive the ground ball, separates the hands, and “Pops!” the feet). Work through the line slowly at first, predictably rolling the ground ball so that the athlete moves AWAY from the bag.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Two Tee Drill
stopwatch 6:55-7:10 timer 15 Minutes
helps to train and develop a short swing path to the ball. Staying “short” fights an athlete the drops the barrel early, and helps hitters catch up to good fastballs. Deliberate arm swing to learn anticipation.
Live BP
stopwatch 7:10-7:25 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH - Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
  WATER BREAK (5min)  

"Goal Example: Hit .400 this season. Goals earn us two big things: 1) Achievement; and, 2) Personal Development"

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)

GOALS

  •  Achievement: ego, game ball, all-star team (stuff easily forgotten)
  •  Development: Physical (improved swing, more power, better eye) + Character (work ethic, persistence, adversity)
  •  Setting goals is a skill, skills take practice. We start today: What are OUR team goals?