12U – 120 Mins #3 practice 1

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12U – 120 Mins #3 practice 1
field 12
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Early Activity Home Run Derby stopwatch 3:45-4:00 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
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Back, back, back, back, back... GONE!
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 12U #1 stopwatch 4:00-4:10 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:
Age appropriate suggestions included.
EARLY BASERUNNING Tagging Up stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
DC recommends running Tagging Up during Early Baserunning.  Use final 4-6 sprints and review tagging up fundamentals. EXECUTION - First athlete jogs...Read More
notes Notes:
Toss baseball to simulate outfielder catching fly ball. Break on contact.
THROWING 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:
Throwing Progression (2 Knee, 1 Knee, Concrete Feet) followed by Structured Catch Play.
QUICK DEFENSE SS Darts stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
SS Darts is a great drill to run during Quick Defense.  Before using an overhand dart during drills, give the athletes a chance to learn and train that...Read More
notes Notes:
Leads up to Double Play Feeds - SS during Station Instruction.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #2
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Review GB Fundies, get more reps!
Double Play Feeds SS
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
Underhand flips & Overhand Darts.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Front Toss
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Standing, step into a big arm swing.
How To Coach: Hitting #3
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
Put it together - Legs + Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Fundamentals: Leadoffs stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 Minutes
Fundamentals: Leadoffs is a drill to teach basics of taking a lead.  Initially, it can be run during Baserunning segment of practice.  Then, these fundamentals...Read More
notes Notes:
Teach Leadoff Fundamentals, then move into Leads & Breaks.
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
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SELF-CONFIDENCE - See discussion notes below.

"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