12U – 120 Mins #1

Team Name
Start Time
End Time
Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch 7:45-8:00 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 Dyn Warm Up 12U #1 stopwatch 8:00-8:10 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
notes Notes:
Break the ice, bring out smiles, get athletes supporting each other.
EARLY BASERUNNING Breaks stopwatch 8:10-8:15 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 8:15-8:25 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 8:25-8:30 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 8:35-8:50 timer 15 Minutes
Establish fundamentals and language to be used.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 8:50-9:05 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Dropstep, Crossover, Go!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 9:10-9:25 timer 15 Minutes
Reps on field, teaching in cage.
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 9:25-9:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Legs first!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 9:45-9:55 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 9:55-10:00 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)