14U – 60 Mins #2

Team Name
14U – 60 Mins #2
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
05:00 PM
Early Activity Water Balloon BP stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Water Balloon BP can be run as a side station during batting practice, or as an Early Activity.  Because of a high fun-factor, you WILL have smiles on...Read More
notes Notes:
Who doesn't like smashing water balloons?!?!?
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 14U #1 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:
14U age specific suggestions included in Execution Keys
Throw Structured Catch Play stopwatch - 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:
POP = Loaded power position / CHEST = Receivers ready / THROW = Only on your verbal.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Review: Broken first, focus on footwork.
TEACH - Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Base Hit Turns stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
A Base Hit Turn is the action taken by a baserunner while rounding first after a base hit.  The ball has reached the outfield safely, which means the...Read More
notes Notes:
Bases (3 movements): (1) Home-to-First; (2) Base-Hit-Turns; (3) 1st-to-Third (coach moves to 3rd base box)
Mental / Finish Bucket Free Throws stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
notes Notes:
Bring a prize for all who make. Sunflower seed packet?
PITCH & CATCH How to Coach: Pitching #1 stopwatch - timer 0 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching #1 is the first drill in Dugout Captain's series to teach Pitching as a skill.  Use with your team to coach-up multiple players,...Read More
notes Notes:
Establish stretch stance, balance point, and get each athlete 20 pitches (2 @ time?)

"Goal Example: Hit .400 this season. Goals earn us two big things: 1) Achievement; and, 2) Personal Development"

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Achievement: ego, game ball, all-star team (stuff easily forgotten)
  •  Development: Physical (improved swing, more power, better eye) + Character (work ethic, persistence, adversity)
  •  Setting goals is a skill, skills take practice. We start today: What are OUR team goals?