8U – 60 Mins #7
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 3:45 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Backyard Clean Up 3:45-4:00 15 Minutes
Backyard Clean up is an activity run during the 15-minute window before practice. As it is completely centered on fun, Backyard Clean Up could fill any...Read More
Nothing to teach here, just have fun!
PRACTICE STARTS AT 4:00 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #2 4:00-4:10 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
Emphasize quality repetitions - not a race.
THROWING Feet In Concrete 4:10-4:20 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
Followed by Structured-Catch-Play
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Double Play Feeds SS
4:20-4:32 12 Minutes
Verbals to slow feet: "Stay behind ball" "Catch first"
Fundamentals: Cuts and Relays
4:32-4:45 13 Minutes
Bix 'X' / Be vocal / Turn gloveside
WATER BREAK (5min)
BASERUNNING Water Cup Sliding 4:50-5:00 10 Minutes
Water Cup Sliding is a baserunning drill designed to train the fundamentals of a proper feet-first slide. Having the athlete hold water cups in both hands...Read More
Toss ball up so athlete can break on catch.
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion 5:00-5:05 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
P & C How to Coach: Catching #1 5:05-5:05 0 Minutes
LESSON #1 - THROWING Dugout Captain's How to Coach - Catching #1 is led by Brent Mayne. Coach Mayne is a 15-year MLB veteran, author of the book The...Read More
One practice to coach-up the catchers // Get each pitcher 24-pitch bullpen
"The image that a player projects through his actions, gestures, and posture during competition."
– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)
- Fake it, until you make it
- Lead by example, your teammates will follow
- What are your team’s rules? (Suggestions: Head up, shoulders back, tall and proud)