5/24/17 – 90 Min

Team Name
La Canada Spartans
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Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 5:00-5:05 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
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Early Baserunning Change of Direction stopwatch 5:05-5:10 timer 5 Minutes
Change of Direction is an Early Baserunning drill working athleticism.  Execute these movements to finish up the warm up and get heart rates up.  While...Read More
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Stretching 5/24/17 – 90 Min stopwatch 5:10-5:15 timer 5 Minutes
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Big Circle, Arm Circles, Torso Twists, Hamstring Stretch
Throwing Structured Catch Play stopwatch 5:15-5:20 timer 5 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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Relay Drill 5/24/17 – 90 Min stopwatch 5:20-5:25 timer 5 Minutes
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Paul's Idea - Three groups of four, work on turning sideways to receive the ball while the guys on the ends to quick hands to get it back to them. Then after a minute or two, you rotate positions.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning/Baserunning Defense 5/24/17 – 90 Min stopwatch 5:30-5:50 timer 20 Minutes
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Start with 4 groups of 3 (3B, SS, 2B, 1B) Throws to 1B, Throws Home - Baserunning and "D" 9 Positions - 3 Baserunners - Work direct throws & Coverage & Relays, SS & 2B communicate whether to cut play or not.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Catcher Reps to Bases Steal Coverage stopwatch 5:55-6:10 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
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2 Catchers - Net Between 2, 2 Coach Pitchers, 1 Throwing to 3rd w/LF Backup, 1 throwing to 2nd w/CF backup, work in Nick, Austin, Scotty & Jack, proper tagging @ 2nd Base
Pickle Party 5/24/17 – 90 Min stopwatch 6:10-6:20 timer 10 Minutes
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Pickle Competition, 2 Groups of 6, 1 Group 3rd and Home, Another Group 1st and 2nd.
HeadGear Presentation 5/24/17 – 90 Min stopwatch 6:20-6:30 timer 10 Minutes
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