8U – 120 Mins #11

Team Name
Royals
Location
Date
02/28/2018
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
6:00
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 3:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Cricket stopwatch 3:45-4:00 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
notes Notes:
You know how this works!
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 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:
Challenge technique.
EARLY BASERUNNING Breaks stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 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:
Pretend coach is pitcher. Preview of leads and breaks.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:15-4:25 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:
Compete to keep baseballs off of ground.
QUICK DEFENSE Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
Four-Corner Receiving is a drill to work on catching the baseball (basic receiving for beginning baseball players).  It is easy to execute, safe for beginning...Read More
notes Notes:
Aggressive pace. Two balls in hand, throw one only.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Running catches?
Rundown FlyBy’s
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
Support fundies, add football pattern.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Bunting
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Pivot, bend knees, adjust grip.
How To Coach: Hitting #3
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
Put it together: Legs & Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Water Cup Sliding stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 Minutes
Water Cup Sliding is a baserunning drill designed to train the fundamentals of a proper feet-first slide. Having the athlete hold water cups in both hands...Read More
notes Notes:
Two Groups: (1) Water Cup Sliding; (2) Bases / Switch @ 5 min
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:55-6:00 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:
BE AGGRESSIVE
PITCH & CATCH How To Coach: Pitching #4 stopwatch 6:00-6:00 timer 0 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching #4 is the fourth lesson in Dugout Captain's series designed to teach pitching.  This segment works to take the rules learned...Read More
notes Notes:
Change Up - 3-finger vs. 4-finger. Arm speed up! // 40-pitch bullpen
PRACTICE STARTS AT 04:00 PM (BELOW BLACK)

"Be aggressive. Be more aggressive. Never be satisfied."

– Pete Rose, Cincinatti Reds ('63-'86)

AGGRESSIVE

  •  Dictate pace. Be the team that puts pressure on the opponent. Play quickly, throw strikes
  •  Process vs. Results - Go hard and let results take care of themselves
  •  We learn from aggressive mistakes. Cautious, passive mistakes waste time