8U – 120 Mins #3

Team Name
8U – 120 Mins #3
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
06:00 PM
EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby stopwatch - 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 - 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:
Age appropriate exercise suggestions.
EARLY BASERUNNING Change of Direction stopwatch - timer 5 Minutes
Change of Direction is an Early Baserunning drill working athleticism.  Execute these movements to finish up the warm up and get heart rates up.  While...Read More
notes Notes:
Middle cone, back to front cone, sprint through far cone.
THROWING One Knee Catch stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
One Knee Catch 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:
Broken throwing first with One-Knee. Train arm path with raised glove-side knee. Catch Play after...
QUICK DEFENSE Four Corner Receiving stopwatch - 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:
Predictable / Speed up / Unpredictable / No glove(?)
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Emphasis on Exit footwork.
Tag Plays
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Straddle, slap tag, show.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Wiffle Ball
stopwatch - timer 15 Minutes
Soft toss, front toss, live arm.
Put it together: Legs + Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Fundamentals: Sliding stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Fundamentals of Sliding is a drill designed to introduce athletes to the proper way to execute a feet-first slide.  Safety is paramount to sliding and...Read More
notes Notes:
Figure 4: Hands up, tuck foot.
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch - 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