EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 3:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle 3:45-4:00 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
PRACTICE STARTS AT 4:00 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Obstacle Course 4:00-4:10 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
EXPLAIN HOW LINES WORK BY WALKING FIRST. Relay Race: Break the ice, bring out smiles, force high-fives.
THROW Hula Hoop Throwing 4:10-4:20 10 Minutes
Hula Hoop Throwing is a drill designed to work on basic throwing mechanics. Highlights include stepping with the opposite foot and utilizing a proper...Read More
Use hula hoops to make throwing fun, observe skill levels.
QUICK DEFENSE Two Spot Receiving 4:20-4:30 10 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
After throwing, return to warm up cones for 3-4 lines of quick receiving work (glove-side only)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Infield #1 (Training)
4:30-4:45 15 Minutes
KEEP HULA HOOPS! Start ball in glove & focus on footwork.
Hitting Grip and Stance
4:45-5:00 15 Minutes
RULE #1 - SWING HARD!!!! Focus on stance and tee etiquette
WATER BREAK (5min)
BASERUNNING Home to First 5:05-5:15 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
(1) Step on base, (2) Run THROUGH base to coach, (3) to fence & along fence to return.
MENTAL / FINISH Baseball Basics 5:15-5:20 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
Discussion: Field, positions, dugout etiquette, team rules
"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.
- "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)