12U – 120 Mins #2

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12U – 120 Mins #2
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Early Activity Water Balloon BP stopwatch 3:45-4:00 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:
Compete to see who can hit the balloon shards the farthest.
WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 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 principles. Teach Dynamic exercises.
EARLY BASERUNNING Secondary Breaks stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
Secondary Breaks allow baserunners to practice secondary movements and also what will become the delay-steal.  They are to be run during Early Baserunning...Read More
notes Notes:
Shuffle, shuffle, go. Shuffle, shuffle, read (go... maybe?!)
THROWING Throwing Progression stopwatch 4:15-4:25 timer 10 Minutes
Throwing Progression is a series of three drills: Two Knee Catch, One Knee Catch, and Feet in Concrete.  All three are supported in the DC Library with...Read More
notes Notes:
Three throwing drills: Two-Knees / One-Knee / Feet-in-Concrete.
QUICK DEFENSE Catch & Pop stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
Catch & Pop is a Quick Defense drill to drill the athletic movement of an infielder catching and getting rid of the ball. This movement is used all...Read More
notes Notes:
Remember: Catch... then... Pop. Careful feet don't get too far in front of hands.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #1
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Ready position, fielding triangle, exit footwork.
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
Reinforce dropstep, crossover, go. Then, blastoff!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Swings first, instruction second.
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH - Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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:
Both moves again: Home-to-First followed by Base-Hit-Turns.
Mental / Finish Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 5:55-6:00 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:
Short free throw line early in the season.

"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?