12U – 120 Mins #10

Team Name
12U – 120 Mins #10
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
06:00 PM
Early Activity Home Run Derby stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
A fun Hitting Station or Early Activity Drill, Home Run Derby brings out coach's inner Chris Berman - back, back, back, back... GONE!  Designed to be...Read More
notes Notes:
Shrink the field to inflate HR #'s. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper?!
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 12U #1 stopwatch - 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:
12U appropriate exercises.
Early Baserunning LHP Leads & Breaks stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
LHP Leads & Breaks is a baserunning drill to introduce the approach taken against a left-handed pitcher (LHP).  Because lefty's face the runner,...Read More
notes Notes:
Coach simulates left-handed pitcher. Work 'reads' and first-movement breaks.
Throw Long Toss Competition stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Long Toss Competition is a fun throwing competition to run at the end of a throwing segment.  Teach, then throw, finish by competing.  This helps to...Read More
notes Notes:
Two drills: Structured Catch Play & Long Toss Competition
Quick Defense Ground Ball Quick Catch stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Ground Ball Quick Catch is a simple and effective drill to run during Quick Defense.  It helps to develop basic hands and feet baseball-athleticism and...Read More
notes Notes:
Involve lateral movement. Center the baseball in front of chest.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Defending two bunts situations.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Live Arm Reps + Teaching
Cone & Tee Drill
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Don't forget your noodle.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Leads & Breaks stopwatch - timer 10 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
notes Notes:
Leads & Breaks on main diamond. Catchers (full gear) throwing to coach infielder.
Mental / Finish No Goals – GB Competition stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
GroundBalls - No Goals is a station drill for use after ground ball fundamentals have been introduced.  This drill is designed to train and develop infield...Read More
notes Notes:
Focus during competition. FOCUS is Life Lesson theme today.
PITCH & CATCH How to Coach: The Change Up stopwatch - timer 0 Minutes
The information following below is copyright'd material from Dan Keller's, Coaching the Beginning Pitcher.  Available for purchase here , this is from...Read More
notes Notes:
Fastball arm speed, change in grip slows ball down. 4-finger" rather than "circle".

"Lock in! Watch, listen, think... right here, right now."

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Understand the why and how behind each drill at practice.
  •  Hear, don’t just listen
  •  Focus Reset Button for competition: Routine to follow when focus has slipped.