5/21/17 – 90 mins

Team Name
La Canada Spartans
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Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 4:00-4:05 timer 5 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:
50% Jog, 50% Jog, High Knees, Karaoke, 90% Sprint, 90% Sprint
Breaks stopwatch 4:05-4:08 timer 3 Minutes
Breaks are essentially steal first-movements, done without a lead.  For those athletes that can NOT leadoff, breaks work the athletic position at the...Read More
notes Notes:
Straight Steal, Break then steal X2 each
Throwing Feet In Concrete stopwatch 4:08-4:16 timer 8 Minutes
Feet in Concrete is a throwing drill typically done as part of the Throwing Progression (a routine to follow while warming the arm up).  Depending on...Read More
notes Notes:
Good Torso Rotation. Glove pulls in, good follow thru. Progress to full throwing.
Quick Defense Ground Ball Quick Catch stopwatch 4:16-4:21 timer 5 Minutes
Ground Ball Quick Catch is a simple and effective drill to run during Quick Defense.  It helps to develop basic hands and feet baseball-athleticism and...Read More
notes Notes:
Quick add if needed can just stick with buffet if we want.
Buffet Drill stopwatch 4:21-4:26 timer 5 Minutes
The Buffet Drill is most effectively run as a Quick Defense drill and combines four movements of baseball athleticism into a fun, quick activity.  Run...Read More
notes Notes:
Ready a catcher and a pitcher for Bullpen with Tomas
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
2 Lines, 1 Coach
stopwatch 4:31-4:41 timer 10 Minutes
Paul - Split Team in two, SS & 2B rotate. Tomas continues Bullpens
Foul Line Drill
stopwatch 4:41-4:51 timer 10 Minutes
Anthony - Working relayman and bagman fundamentals to 3rd base.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Outfield Defense to Infield Bag Man & Relay Man stopwatch 4:56-5:11 timer 15 Minutes
Bagman & Relayman is designed to introduce and teach two significant things: Cut & Relay Fundamentals and Roles & Responsibilities. Don’t...Read More
notes Notes:
Modified Bag Man Relay Man drill, balls going to each OF position, proper relayman and decision to throw to a base, rotate kids through every position.
Steal Coverage with Baserunners Steal Coverage stopwatch 5:11-5:26 timer 15 Minutes
Steal Coverage is a drill designed to teach middle infield responsibility on a steal attempt.  Long story short: one middle infielder will take the throw...Read More
notes Notes:
Anthony is Batter, Paul working on 2nd Base Communication with 2B & SS. Progress to throws to 3rd.
Fundamentals: Sliding stopwatch 5:26-5:31 timer 5 Minutes
Fundamentals of Sliding is a drill designed to introduce athletes to the proper way to execute a feet-first slide.  Safety is paramount to sliding and...Read More
notes Notes:
Sliding into 2nd Practice to close practice