2021 Practice #4

Team Name
Purple Galaxy
Location
Lockwood Upper Field
Date
04/20/2021
Start Time
7:00
End Time
8:05
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 6:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 6:45-7:00 timer 15 Minutes
Two-Spot Receiving is a drill for athletes learning how to receive the baseball.  The belt is the deciding line, determining whether an athlete will catch...Read More
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Two Spot Receiving
PRACTICE STARTS AT 7:00 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 7:00-7:10 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:
Quality over speed, ensure your lead is patient and voice calm.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 7:10-7:20 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
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Structured-Catch-Play
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Review Exit Footwork (R/L/Shuffle/Throw) & then teach POP!
3 Step Hitting
stopwatch 7:32-7:45 timer 13 Minutes
Load, Step, Swing with T and Soft Toss
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch 7:50-8:00 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:
Three sprints: Home to First, Base Hit Turns, Doubles
FINISH Ground Ball Competition stopwatch 8:00-8:05 timer 5 Minutes
Ground Ball Competition is a fun infield drill designed to for repetitions and competition. The desired instruction or execution requirements can be enforced...Read More
notes Notes:
Two teams compete to 5 points. Switch sides, play again!

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn."

– John Maxwell, Author

SPORTSMANSHIP

  •  Win with class, lose with pride. Either way, have a good time!
  •  Baseball is a game, and games are supposed to be fun.
  •  Beat your opponent in such a way that he wants to compete with you again.