10U – 120 Mins #2 fall 2017b

Team Name
Hunt Field
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Water Balloon BP stopwatch 11:45-12:00 timer 15 Minutes
Water Balloon BP can be run as a side station during batting practice, or as an Early Activity.  Because of a high fun-factor, you WILL have smiles on...Read More
notes Notes:
Good drill to make athlete "earn" next water balloon with proper (1) stance and (2) grip.
WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 12:00-12:05 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.
EARLY BASERUNNING Breaks stopwatch 12:05-12:10 timer 5 Minutes
Breaks are essentially steal first-movements, done without a lead.  For those athletes that can NOT leadoff, breaks work the athletic position at the...Read More
notes Notes:
Focus on first step, leadoff fundamentals will come later.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 12:10-12:20 timer 10 Minutes
Playing catch is the most important "drill" you will ever run as a coach! Structured Catch Play is more than just a drill.  It's actually more of an organized,...Read More
notes Notes:
Begin with One-Knee Catch to guide arm path. Get ratio to 6:1 or 4:1 for throwing.
QUICK DEFENSE Waiter Tray Receiving stopwatch 12:20-12:25 timer 5 Minutes
Waiter Tray Receiving is an introductory activity to drill receiving or outfield skills during the Quick Defense portion of practice.  The goal of this...Read More
notes Notes:
Get the glove turned up - carry that tray waiter!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Infield #1 (Training)
stopwatch 12:30-12:40 timer 10 Minutes
Break it down and focus on Exit footwork.
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 12:40-12:50 timer 10 Minutes
Broken movements / full go / focus on feet.
How To Coach: Pitching #2
stopwatch 12:50-13:00 timer 10 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 13:05-13:13 timer 8 Minutes
in cage
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 13:13-13:21 timer 8 Minutes
TEACH - Arms
Heavy Ball Hitting
stopwatch 13:21-13:29 timer 8 Minutes
contest see who can hit the farthest
Live BP
stopwatch 13:29-13:37 timer 8 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch 13:42-13:52 timer 10 Minutes
A Base Hit Turn is the action taken by a baserunner while rounding first after a base hit.  The ball has reached the outfield safely, which means the...Read More
notes Notes:
Review Home to First, followed by Base Hit Turns.
FINISH Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 13:52-13:57 timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
notes Notes:
Two shots each. Made shot = Candy prize.

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

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  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?