3/13/19 Practice #3
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 3:15 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle 3:15-3:30 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
1-4 athletes = 1 hitter / 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters. Goal: Set feet accurately, grip bat correctly, swing HARD, have fun.
PRACTICE STARTS AT 3:30 (BELOW BLACK)
Home to 1B Home to First 3:35-3:45 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
Touch front of base, either foot, "break down," look right. Two stations separated at least 30 feet apart. Throw down Home plate and 1B.
Grounders 2 How to Coach: Ground Balls #2 3:55-4:05 10 Minutes
The second drill in Dugout Captain's How-to-Coach series for Ground Ball instruction, the purpose of this drill is to review the different pieces of the...Read More
Review, freeze/broken reps, introduce POP! Power Net set up at 1B.
WATER BREAK (5min)
How To Coach: Hitting #1 4:10-4:20 10 Minutes
How to Coach: Hitting #1 is the first "lesson" in teaching young athletes how to hit. Whether run at a team practice or with an athlete 1-on-1, HTC:...Read More
Intro: important to learn from watching others. Focus on legs/stride/strong base. 4 or 6 stations depending on # adults and tees) 1:2 vs 1:3. Tees (traffic cones if necessary).
BP Reps: Wiffle Ball 4:20-4:30 10 Minutes
Wiffle Ball Reps is a station where a coach uses wiffle balls to get swings. EXECUTION - There are three main execution variables: Format - Drill Drill...Read More
Rag balls. 4 stations. 1 coach throwing to 2 at bat, 2 shagging balls. 8 swings each, then rotate 2 hitter/2 shaggers
MENTAL / FINISH Bucket Free Throws 4:30-4:35 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
Life lesson: Learn from what you see (pay attention to others). Learn from what you do (learn from "failing", ie video games or other relatable activity).
"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?