12U – 120 Mins #6

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12U – 120 Mins #6
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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
notes Notes:
The one time it's okay to uppercut.
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 12U #2 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:
Mix up movements as you feel fit.
Early Baserunning Fundamentals: Leadoffs stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 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:
Slow pace and review steps: L / R / Connect-Step #1 / Connect-Step #2.
Throw 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:
Throwing Progression into Catch Play
Quick Defense Ground Ball Quick Catch stopwatch 4:25-4:30 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:
GB / QC / GB / QC... Rotate! Three times through line.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Ground Ball Put Outs
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Force Play round, Tag Play round.
Two Tee Drill
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
OF / RelayMan / Bagman
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
On Field: Hitters plus live defense.
Two Tee Drill
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Short bat path.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Leads & Breaks stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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:
Two Groups: (1) Leads & Breaks; (2) Bases - H-to-F, Base Hit, Doubles.
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:
Longer distance. Backhand flip round?
PITCH & CATCH How to Coach: Catching #1 stopwatch 6:00-6:00 timer 0 Minutes
LESSON #1 - THROWING Dugout Captain's How to Coach - Catching #1 is led by Brent Mayne.  Coach Mayne is a 15-year MLB veteran, author of the book The...Read More
notes Notes:
One session to focus on Catcher Fundies. Work to still get pitcher's 28 pitch pens.

"The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You've got to be accountable for who you are. It's too easy to blame things on someone else."

– Lenny Wilkens (HOF NBA Coach)


  •  The unwillingness to quit, the determination to find a solution, or the desire to complete a task. Get it done!
  •  The effort to get the project or task done when the first, second and third tries all go unsuccessful. Think responsibility 2.0!
  •  The champion holds himself accountable for the performance of the group and finds a way to push everyone towards success and accomplishment. Responsibilities can and will change, accountability does not!