1st Practice

Team Name
MudDogs
Location
Ft. Stilly #2
Date
03/07/2019
Start Time
6:00
End Time
7:05
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 5:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:45-6:00 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Circle is an Early Activity drill that can be run during the 15-minutes prior to practice start time.  It can also be ran as a pre-game drill...Read More
notes Notes:
Reminder: Punctuality is true goal of EA. Ensure ALL athletes know it's available.
PRACTICE STARTS AT 6:00 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 6:00-6:10 timer 10 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
notes Notes:
Break the ice, bring out smiles, get athletes supporting each other.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 6:10-6:20 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, Chest, Throw! On your verbal, put coaches to work training throwing.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #1
stopwatch 6:20-6:32 timer 12 Minutes
Quick overview. Focus Field-Triangle and Exit-Footwork.
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 6:32-6:45 timer 13 Minutes
TEACH - Legs
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 6:50-7:00 timer 10 Minutes
Home-to-First coaches the correct way to run through the first base bag.  As part of Baserunning or Conditioning, this drill can be run near the end...Read More
notes Notes:
2 Movements: Home-to-First followed by Base-Hit-Turns.
MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 7:00-7:05 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:
HARD WORK - Establish expectations for road ahead.

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

– Derek Jeter, NY Yankees ('95-'14)

HARD WORK

  •  Working hard is a habit, and habits must be earned. DECIDE to work hard daily!
  •  Find a way. Won’t always feel like working hard. Compete, challenge another, grind.
  •  "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)