8U – 120 Mins #2

Team Name
Creeds Braves
Location
BWP
Date
03/22/2019
Start Time
6:00
End Time
8:00
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 5:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Water Balloon BP stopwatch 5:45-6:00 timer 15 Minutes
Water Balloon BP can be run as a side station during batting practice, or as an Early Activity.  Because of a high fun-factor, you WILL have smiles on...Read More
notes Notes:
Goal: Set feet accurately, grip bat correctly, swing HARD, have fun.
PRACTICE STARTS AT 6:00 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 6:00-6:10 timer 10 Minutes
The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a circle and yanking on arms and legs.  Best way to explain using common...Read More
notes Notes:
Take time to introduce Dynamic Warm Up. TEACH movements.
EARLY BASERUNNING Breaks stopwatch 6:10-6:15 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:
No lead, steal breaks.
THROWING Feet In Concrete stopwatch 6:15-6:25 timer 10 Minutes
Feet in Concrete is a throwing drill typically done as part of the Throwing Progression (a routine to follow while warming the arm up).  Depending on...Read More
notes Notes:
Follow with normal catch play.
QUICK DEFENSE Waiter Tray Receiving stopwatch 6:25-6:30 timer 5 Minutes
Waiter Tray Receiving is an introductory activity to drill receiving or outfield skills during the Quick Defense portion of practice.  The goal of this...Read More
notes Notes:
Carry that pizza tray!
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 6:35-6:50 timer 15 Minutes
Ready position, approach, fielding triangle, exit footwork.
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 6:50-7:05 timer 15 Minutes
Don't forget your racquet.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 7:10-7:25 timer 15 Minutes
Guarantee swings. Support instruction.
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 7:25-7:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH - Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch 7:45-7:55 timer 10 Minutes
A Base Hit Turn is the action taken by a baserunner while rounding first after a base hit.  The ball has reached the outfield safely, which means the...Read More
notes Notes:
Review Home to First, then Base Hit Turns
FINISH Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 7:55-8:00 timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
notes Notes:
Prizes for made shot?

"Goal Example: Hit .400 this season. Goals earn us two big things: 1) Achievement; and, 2) Personal Development"

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)

GOALS

  •  Achievement: ego, game ball, all-star team (stuff easily forgotten)
  •  Development: Physical (improved swing, more power, better eye) + Character (work ethic, persistence, adversity)
  •  Setting goals is a skill, skills take practice. We start today: What are OUR team goals?