120 Minute – Defensive Practice w/ Picks

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120 Minute – Defensive Practice w/ Picks
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Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:45-6:00 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Circle is an Early Activity drill that can be run during the 15-minutes prior to practice start time.  It can also be ran as a pre-game drill...Read More
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Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 10U #1 stopwatch 6:00-6:10 timer 10 Minutes
~ SEE "EXECUTION KEYS" BELOW FOR AGE-SPECIFIC SUGGESTION LIST ~ The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a...Read More
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High Knees, Butt Kickers, Vertical Skips, Back Pedals, Side Shuffles, Speed Skaters, Sprints
Early Leads & Breaks stopwatch 6:10-6:15 timer 5 Minutes
Leads & Breaks is run either at the beginning (Early Baserunning) or end of practice (Baserunning).  It involves sprint work infused with leadoff...Read More
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Left foot, right foot, connect step, connect step
Throwing Long Toss – Time & Distance stopwatch 6:15-6:25 timer 10 Minutes
Many coach's believe that throwing is the most important drill in practice.  Why then, would catch play be cut short or rushed through?  Dugout Captain...Read More
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Quick Defense Buffet Drill stopwatch 6:25-6:30 timer 5 Minutes
The Buffet Drill is most effectively run as a Quick Defense drill and combines four movements of baseball athleticism into a fun, quick activity.  Run...Read More
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Throw, groundball, throw, receive, throw, touchdown pass
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Dropstep, Crossover, Go
stopwatch 6:35-6:45 timer 10 Minutes
broken process first 2 rounds
Slow Rollers
stopwatch 6:45-6:55 timer 10 Minutes
backhands, forehands & slow rollers
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Pickoff Party
stopwatch 7:00-7:15 timer 15 Minutes
Rotate pitcher to catcher, first to pitcher
Team D – Bunt Defense
stopwatch 7:15-7:30 timer 15 Minutes
runners on 1st or second
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Home to First stopwatch 7:35-7:45 timer 10 Minutes
Home-to-First coaches the correct way to run through the first base bag.  As part of Baserunning or Conditioning, this drill can be run near the end...Read More
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finish and breakdown beyond first base.
Finish Rest / Life Lesson stopwatch 7:45-7:50 timer 5 Minutes
REST - Every Player Needs It The off-season is an important part of an athlete’s development. While it can be the time to work on fundamentals and hammer...Read More
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"Confidence comes from being prepared."

– John Wooden


  •  Confidence is earned: Hard work = Improved skill = Confidence
  •  Team Culture - Expect to Win vs. Not to Lose
  •  Look the Part - Posture, Body Language, Self-Talk