8U – 120 Mins #1

Team Name
Mission Sports park Field #7
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:15-5:30 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
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 5:30-5:40 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! Make sure they are cheering their teammates on. HIGH FIVES!!
EARLY BASERUNNING Airplane Take Offs stopwatch 5:40-5:45 timer 5 Minutes
Airplane Take Offs is a simple Early Baserunning drill to teach young players an athletic first step movement.  While categorized under the title of...Read More
notes Notes:
Stay low and go!
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 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
notes Notes:
Warm up for a couple of min. then set throwers to POP and catchers to CHEST
QUICK DEFENSE Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 5:55-6:00 timer 5 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
notes Notes:
Thumbs up and pinkies down.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Box Drills
stopwatch 6:05-6:20 timer 15 Minutes
Field, positions, team rules.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 6:20-6:35 timer 15 Minutes
Dropstep, crossover, go.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Hitting
stopwatch 6:40-6:55 timer 15 Minutes
(1) Stride/Load, (2) Contact, (3) Finish
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 6:55-7:10 timer 15 Minutes
First Lesson = Legs
3 Step Hitting
stopwatch 7:10-7:25 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 7:30-7:40 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:
Front of bag, either foot, break down, look right.
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 7:40-7:45 timer 5 Minutes
Life Lesson discussions provide the opportunity to briefly talk about the characteristics of a champion.  Use the Dugout Captain suggestions for each...Read More
notes Notes:

"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)