8U – 60 Mins #6
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 5:30 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby 5:30-5:45 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
Lift and separate to drop bombs
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #2 5:45-5:55 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
Maintain known structure. Mix in new movements.
THROWING Long Toss – Time & Distance 5:55-6:05 10 Minutes
Many coach's believe that throwing is the most important drill in practice. Why then, would catch play be cut short or rushed through? Dugout Captain...Read More
Follow Structured-Catch-Play principals, get to extended distance (for set amount of time)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #3
6:05-6:17 12 Minutes
Review POP, add lateral movement (center the baseball)
6:17-6:30 13 Minutes
Find bag, place feet, straddle/swipe/show
WATER BREAK (5min)
BASERUNNING Heavy Ball Hitting 6:50-7:00 10 Minutes
Many athletes are scared to miss. They concern themselves with making contact… rather than DRIVING the baseball. At young ages, it’s especially...Read More
NO BASERUNNING TODAY (we're hitting!)
FINISH Bucket Free Throws 7:00-7:05 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
Tournament time: Make it to stay in, one winner.
PRACTICE STARTS AT 05:45 PM (BELOW BLACK)
"The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You've got to be accountable for who you are. It's too easy to blame things on someone else."
– Lenny Wilkens (HOF NBA Coach)
- The unwillingness to quit, the determination to find a solution, or the desire to complete a task. Get it done!
- The effort to get the project or task done when the first, second and third tries all go unsuccessful. Think responsibility 2.0!
- The champion holds himself accountable for the performance of the group and finds a way to push everyone towards success and accomplishment. Responsibilities can and will change, accountability does not!