8U – 120 Mins #3 14 APRIL

Team Name
Navy Blue AA Rookie
Chichester Field 4
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby stopwatch 5:45-6:00 timer 15 Minutes
A fun Hitting Station or Early Activity Drill, Home Run Derby brings out coach's inner Chris Berman - back, back, back, back... GONE!  Designed to be...Read More
notes Notes:
Sammy Sosa & Mark McGwire - shrink the yard and inflate HR #'s
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 6:00-6:05 timer 5 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:
Age appropriate exercise suggestions.
FOUR CORNER CATCHE Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 6:05-6:10 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:
Warm up their catching. 3 or 4 lines. Toss ball to L/R shoulder and L/R hip.
STRUCTURED CATCH PLAY Structured Catch Play stopwatch 6:10-6:20 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:
Pick partner, "Pop" (into Power Position) - "Chest" receiver shows target - "Throw" and follow through
QUICK DEFENSE What is: Quick Defense? stopwatch 6:20-6:25 timer 5 Minutes
A descriptive segment highlighting Dugout Captain practice absolute #5 - Quick Defense.  This segment is run immediately after Throwing and before taking...Read More
notes Notes:
Grounder, catch, fly ball - all in a row. 3 lines
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Positions and Movements stopwatch 6:30-6:40 timer 10 Minutes
Positions and Movements is a beginning drill to introduce young ballplayers to the positions... and movements... of this wonderful game.  Like a game...Read More
notes Notes:
Catcher-Bryant; Pitcher-Sanders; 3B-Green; SS-Bryant; 2B-Sanders 1B-Green; LF-Bryant CF-Sanders RF-Green. Melissa/Sarah as baserunner
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Emphasis on Exit footwork.
Tag Plays
stopwatch 6:50-7:00 timer 10 Minutes
Straddle, slap tag-ball in glove, show.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How To Coach: Hitting #3
stopwatch 7:05-7:20 timer 15 Minutes
Put it together: Legs + Arms
Live BP
stopwatch 7:20-7:35 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Home to First stopwatch 7:40-7:50 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:
Break down after running through bag.
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 7:50-7:55 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:

"Confidence comes from being prepared."

– John Wooden


  •  Confidence is earned: Hard work = Improved skill = Confidence
  •  Team Culture - Expect to Win vs. Not to Lose
  •  Look the Part - Posture, Body Language, Self-Talk