Outdoor 90 Min – Defense

Team Name
NPPB Bronco Dodgers
Del Prado
Start Time
End Time
Early Activity Home Run Derby stopwatch 5:15-5:30 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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Shrink the field to inflate HR #'s. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper?!
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 12U #1 stopwatch 5:30-5:40 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
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12U appropriate exercises.
Throw Long Toss Competition stopwatch 5:40-5:50 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
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Two drills: Structured-Catch-Play & Long-Toss-Competition
TEAM DEFENSE Side-to-Side Bucket Fly Balls stopwatch 5:50-6:10 timer 20 Minutes
Side-to-Side Bucket Fly Balls is an outfield drill with multiple benefits.  Athletes get fly ball repetitions... they do so on the run... and, they practice...Read More
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Side to side bucket fly balls
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Catcher Receiving
stopwatch 6:15-6:25 timer 10 Minutes
Catchers / Pitchers
Pitchers / Catchers
Pitches - Various Leads & Breaks stopwatch 6:35-6:45 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
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Curves, 2-seam Fastball, Slider, Cutters
Base Running No Goals – GB Competition stopwatch 6:45-6:55 timer 10 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
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Steals & Signs
Mental / Finish Drive / Life Lesson stopwatch 6:55-7:00 timer 5 Minutes
Drive Does your athlete have it?  It's a MUST. An athlete must want it for himself. Many times, I will work hard through a lesson, passionately teaching...Read More
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Great job today. Let's get ready for tomorrow's game!

"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.