8U – 120 Mins #1

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8U – 120 Mins #1
Padres Field
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EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:45-6:00 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 6:00-6:10 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!
EARLY BASERUNNING Airplane Take Offs stopwatch 6:10-6:15 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 Throwing Progression stopwatch 6:15-6:25 timer 10 Minutes
Throwing Progression is a series of three drills: Two Knee Catch, One Knee Catch, and Feet in Concrete.  All three are supported in the DC Library with...Read More
notes Notes:
Quickly and safely gauge the skill level of throwers.
QUICK DEFENSE Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 6:25-6:30 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)
Baseball Basics
stopwatch 6:35-6:50 timer 15 Minutes
Field, positions, team rules.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 6:50-7:05 timer 15 Minutes
Dropstep, crossover, go.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Hitting
stopwatch 7:10-7:25 timer 15 Minutes
(1) Stride/Load, (2) Contact, (3) Finish
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 7:25-7:40 timer 15 Minutes
First Lesson = Legs
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 7:45-7:55 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 7:55-8:00 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)