8U – 60 Mins #11
8U – 60 Mins #11
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 3:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Cricket 3:45-4:00 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
Runner touches bases until ball returned to coach.
WARM UP Tagging Up 4:00-4:10 10 Minutes
DC recommends running Tagging Up during Early Baserunning. Use final 4-6 sprints and review tagging up fundamentals. EXECUTION - First athlete jogs...Read More
Baserunning @ Warm Up Cones to get loose
THROWING Catch & Pop 4:10-4:20 10 Minutes
Catch & Pop is a Quick Defense drill to drill the athletic movement of an infielder catching and getting rid of the ball. This movement is used all...Read More
Long Toss first... then Catch & Pop execution.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
4:20-4:32 12 Minutes
Finish with "super high" fly balls. Full swing!
4:32-4:45 13 Minutes
Ball in hand / Establish lane / Go Hard / Toss Dart
WATER BREAK (5min)
PITCH & CATCH How to Coach: The Change Up 5:05-5:05 0 Minutes
The information following below is copyright'd material from Dan Keller's, Coaching the Beginning Pitcher. Available for purchase here , this is from...Read More
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)
- 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