3/6/19 Practice #2

Team Name
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 3:15-3:30 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:
1-4 athletes = 1 hitter / 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters. Assistant coaches and parents, I'll need your help if you arrive early so that I can set up other stuff. Please review.
Warm Up Obstacle Course stopwatch 3:30-3:40 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, build relationships, draw out smiles! High fives at transitions. 3 lines.
Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 3:40-3:50 timer 10 Minutes
Four-Corner Receiving is a drill to work on catching the baseball (basic receiving for beginning baseball players).  It is easy to execute, safe for beginning...Read More
notes Notes:
Quick review of thumbs/pinkies from last wk beforehand. 4 stations. Ragballs and/or Ted's Incrediballs. First barehand, then graduate to glove.
THROWING No Partner Throwing #2 stopwatch 3:50-4:00 timer 10 Minutes
No Partner Throwing is designed for the youngest players and run early in the season.  The set up and structure allow for safety as athletes will throw...Read More
notes Notes:
Quickly and safely gauge the skill level of throwers. Break down throw into components. Break to T (reach/cobra), throw & feel finish (Shield/Tap-tap)
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Hitting Grip & Stance Hitting Grip and Stance stopwatch 4:05-4:20 timer 15 Minutes
Hitting Grip & Stance is an introductory hitting.  For those athletes with little to no plan, this drill provides structure to both stance and grip....Read More
notes Notes:
Arm every hitter with a plan when going up to bat. Helmets on all players. # stations depends on # adults.
Home to First Home to First stopwatch 4:20-4:30 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:
Tony and Patric simulate pitch. Player pretends to hit (no bat), then follow drill. Running through 1B, then simulate overthrow and dash to 2B.
Huddle Baseball Basics stopwatch 4:30-4:35 timer 5 Minutes
Baseball Basics is a practice segment scheduled to provide you, the coach, with the opportunity to introduce what's to come!  Teach your team the basics...Read More
notes Notes:
1) remind Early bird special, 2) Thumbs/Pinkies, 3) Break to T (reach/cobra), throw & finish (Shield/Tap-tap), 4) At bat (R/L/R).

"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)


  •  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.
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