12U – 60 Mins #11

Team Name
12U – 60 Mins #11
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
05:00 PM
Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Circle is an Early Activity drill that can be run during the 15-minutes prior to practice start time.  It can also be ran as a pre-game drill...Read More
notes Notes:
Throw right / middle / left... repeat 4 times. Rotate!
Baserunning as Warm Up Secondary Breaks stopwatch - timer 10 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:
Quick warm up... then Secondary Breaks.
Throw Structured Catch Play stopwatch - 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:
Execution - Challenge team to play catch under pressure.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Double Play Turns 2B
stopwatch - timer 6 Minutes
2B Turns - (R) foot to ball, (L) foot step, Throw
Double Play Turns SS
stopwatch - timer 6 Minutes
SS Turns - (R) foot step, (L) foot step, Shuffle, & Throw
2 Lines, 1 Coach
stopwatch - timer 6 Minutes
Live double play ground balls
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BATTING PRACTICE Live BP stopwatch - timer 17 Minutes
Live BP is a catch-all drill for "batting practice."  For Dugout Captain practice plans, this drill can mean using a different device (tee, soft toss,...Read More
notes Notes:
Live pitchers - No walks; Coach pitch after ball 4.
Mental / Finish Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch - 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
notes Notes:
HARD WORK - Establish expectations for road ahead.
PITCH & CATCH Mound Progression stopwatch - timer 0 Minutes
Mound Progression highlights and coaches the steps a pitcher takes when assuming the mound.  With baserunners and balks now in order, pitchers need to...Read More
notes Notes:
Progression steps in bullpen (15 pitches) // Live BP = Game-like bullpen work (25 pitches)

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

– Derek Jeter, NY Yankees ('95-'14)


  •  Working hard is a habit, and habits must be earned. DECIDE to work hard daily!
  •  Find a way. Won’t always feel like working hard. Compete, challenge another, grind.
  •  "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)