14U – 120 Mins #3

Team Name
14U – 120 Mins #3
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
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 so all can drop bombs!
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 14U #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:
Same routine to reinforce familiarity and desired pace for Warm Up.
Early Baserunning Tagging Up stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
DC recommends running Tagging Up during Early Baserunning.  Use final 4-6 sprints and review tagging up fundamentals. EXECUTION - First athlete jogs...Read More
notes Notes:
Toss baseball to simulate fly ball to outfield. Runners break on contact with YOUR hand.
Throw Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:15-4:25 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:
Structured-Catch-Play into Long-Toss.
Quick Defense SS Darts stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
SS Darts is a great drill to run during Quick Defense.  Before using an overhand dart during drills, give the athletes a chance to learn and train that...Read More
notes Notes:
From fielding triangle, hand closes on ball, pivot, toss dart (DP Feeds - SS coming).
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #3
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Side Shuffle & POP!
Double Play Feeds SS
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
Athlete left = Underhand flip / Right = Overhand dart.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Front Toss
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Teach anticipation w/ Front Toss. Early load & stride movement.
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH - Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Fundamentals: Leadoffs stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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:
Review Leadoff Fundamentals. Finish w/ leads, reads, and breaks.
Mental / Finish Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:55-6:00 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 - Confidence is earned through hard work.
PITCH & CATCH How to Coach: Catching #1 stopwatch 6:00-6:00 timer 0 Minutes
LESSON #1 - THROWING Dugout Captain's How to Coach - Catching #1 is led by Brent Mayne.  Coach Mayne is a 15-year MLB veteran, author of the book The...Read More
notes Notes:
Pitchers review stance & balance point (23 pitches) // Catcher's work through How-To #1

"Confidence comes from being prepared."

– John Wooden


  •  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