14U – 120 Mins #5

Team Name
14U – 120 Mins #5
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
06:00 PM
Early Activity Wiffle Cricket stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
notes Notes:
HIT = Points earned per base touched & hit again / OUT = Everyone rotates one spot.
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 14U #2 stopwatch - 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:
Involve your own exercises if you have them. If you don't, probably time to get to the gym.
Early Baserunning Fundamentals: Sliding stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Fundamentals of Sliding is a drill designed to introduce athletes to the proper way to execute a feet-first slide.  Safety is paramount to sliding and...Read More
notes Notes:
Reinforce Sliding Fundamentals reviewed LAST practice. Find soft grass, be quick!
Throw Long Toss – Time & Distance stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Many coach's believe that throwing is the most important drill in practice.  Why then, would catch play be cut short or rushed through?  Dugout Captain...Read More
notes Notes:
Long toss is function of max distance reached and time spent there. Push it.
Quick Defense Running Darts stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Running Darts is a great drill to run during Quick Defense.  Before using this type of throw during a rundown drill, executing Running Darts as a...Read More
notes Notes:
Preview of Rundowns to come during Station Instruction. Focus on soft touch of a dart.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Rundown FlyBy’s
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Show ball, est lane, go hard, toss dart. Finish with football pattern.
Double Play Turns 2B
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Right foot to ball, left foot to target, throw.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
BP Reps: Live Arm
3 Step Hitting
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Quiet feet. One step ONLY.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Around the World – 4 Runners stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Around the World is a baserunning drill involving ALL aspects of baserunning.  This is a combination drill involving four athletes and all of the basepaths....Read More
notes Notes:
1. Home to First / 2. Lead & Break to Second / 3. Secondary & Read to 3rd / 4. Tag Up & Score to Home.
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:
NO FEAR - Play free! See discussion notes below.
PITCH & CATCH How To Coach: Pitching #3 stopwatch - timer 0 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching #3 is the third lesson in Dugout Captain's series designed to teach pitching.  The focus on this segment is on Position #2 / POWER....Read More
notes Notes:
Lesson #3 - Focus moves to POWER position. Use distance & direction to measure // 29 pitches

"Missed more than 9000 shots. 26 potential game-winners. Lost 300 games. “Failed” over and over. THAT is why I succeed!"

– Michael Jordan

NO FEAR (of failure)

  •  Play free! Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.
  •  Learn from your mistakes (embrace them, don't endorse them)
  •  Grow, grow, grow - Always learn, always improve, always push ahead.