12U – 90 Mins #10

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12U – 90 Mins #10
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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:
Shrink the field to inflate HR #'s. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper?!
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:
12U appropriate exercises.
Throw Long Toss Competition stopwatch 4:10-4:20 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-Catch-Play & Long-Toss-Competition
TEAM DEFENSE Team D – Bunt Defense stopwatch 4:20-4:45 timer 25 Minutes
The sacrifice bunt is a common offensive play to advance a baserunner.  Whether moving the runner from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd to 3rd, Bunt Defense is...Read More
notes Notes:
Defend two bunt situations - Runner on 1st / 1st & 2nd
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 4:50-5:02 timer 12 Minutes
Live Arm Reps + Teaching
Cone & Tee Drill
stopwatch 5:02-5:15 timer 13 Minutes
Reminder to find a pool-noodle or traffic cone.
Baserunning Leads & Breaks stopwatch 5:15-5:25 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:
Leads & Breaks on main diamond. Catchers (full gear) throwing to coach infielder.
Mental / Finish No Goals – GB Competition stopwatch 5:25-5:30 timer 5 Minutes
GroundBalls - No Goals is a station drill for use after ground ball fundamentals have been introduced.  This drill is designed to train and develop infield...Read More
notes Notes:
Focus during competition. FOCUS is Life Lesson theme today.
PICH & CATCH How to Coach: The Change Up stopwatch 5:30-5:30 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)


  •  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.