12U – 120 Mins #1

Team Name
12U – 120 Mins #1
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch 3:45-4:00 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
notes Notes:
Reminder: Punctuality is true goal of Early Activity. Ensure ALL athletes know it's availalbe.
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
notes Notes:
Break the ice, bring out smiles, get athletes supporting each other.
EARLY BASERUNNING Breaks stopwatch 4:10-4:15 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:
Have athletes take their own lead - inventory check on what you're dealing with.
THROW Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:15-4:25 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:
Pop, Chest, Throw! On your verbal, put coaches to work training throwing.
QUICK DEFENSE Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
Four-Corner Receiving is a drill to work on catching the baseball (basic receiving for beginning baseball players).  It is easy to execute, safe for beginning...Read More
notes Notes:
Another great opportunity to gauge starting skill levels.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Establish fundamentals and language to be used.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Dropstep, Crossover, Go!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Reps on field, teaching in cage.
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Legs first!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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
notes Notes:
2 Movements: Home-to-First followed by Base-Hit-Turns.
MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:55-6:00 timer 5 Minutes
Life Lesson discussions provide the opportunity to briefly talk about the characteristics of a champion.  Use the Dugout Captain suggestions for each...Read More
notes Notes:
HARD WORK (see below) - Establish expectations for road ahead.

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

– Derek Jeter, NY Yankees ('95-'14)


  •  Working hard is a habit, and habits must be earned. DECIDE to work hard daily!
  •  Find a way. Won’t always feel like working hard. Compete, challenge another, grind.
  •  "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)