12U – 90 Mins #3

Team Name
White Sox
Location
Harvey Oaks Lower
Date
04/06/2021
Start Time
5:45
End Time
7:15
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 5:30 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby stopwatch 5:30-5:45 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:
Back, back, back, back, back... GONE!
PRACTICE STARTS AT 5:45 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 12U #1 stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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:
Age-appropriate suggestions listed in Execution Keys.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 5:55-6:05 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:
Throwing Progression (2-Knee, 1-Knee, Concrete-Feet) followed by Structured Catch Play.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #3
stopwatch 6:05-6:17 timer 12 Minutes
Quick review, POP! practice, then Side-Shuffle-&-Pop
Double Play Feeds SS
stopwatch 6:17-6:30 timer 13 Minutes
Underhand Flips & Overhand Darts.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Front Toss
stopwatch 6:35-6:47 timer 12 Minutes
Standing, step into toss with big arm swing.
How To Coach: Hitting #3
stopwatch 6:47-7:00 timer 13 Minutes
Put it together - Legs + Arms
BASERUNNING Fundamentals: Leadoffs stopwatch 7:00-7:10 timer 10 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:
Teach Leadoff Fundamentals, then move into Leads & Breaks.
MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 7:10-7:15 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:
SELF-CONFIDENCE - See discussion notes below

"Confidence comes from being prepared."

– John Wooden

SELF CONFIDENCE

  •  Confidence is earned: Hard work = Improved skill = Confidence
  •  Team Culture - Expect to Win vs. Not to Lose
  •  Look the Part - Posture, Body Language, Self-Talk