12U – 60 Mins #10

Team Name
12U – 60 Mins #10
Location
Date
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
05:00 PM
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT (BELOW GOLD)
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?!
PRACTICE STARTS AT 04:00 PM (BELOW BLACK)
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.
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-Long-Toss & Quick-Catch-Competition.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
FULL TEAM - Bunt Defense first
FULL TEAM - 1st / 3rd defense
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning 1st & 3rd Baserunning stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
1st & 3rd Baserunning is a team defense drill to run during the baserunning segment of practice.  Your team will need to cover the 1st / 3rd situation...Read More
notes Notes:
Now teach the offensive side of 1st / 3rd situation.
Mental / Finish Ground Ball Competition stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Ground Ball Competition is a fun infield drill designed to for repetitions and competition. The desired instruction or execution requirements can be enforced...Read More
notes Notes:
Quick competition - Two teams at cut of infield grass (2B & SS).
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)

FOCUS

  •  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.