8U – 60 Mins #9

Team Name
8U – 60 Mins #9
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
05:00 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:
Backwards round to finish: RH hit lefty, LH hit righty.
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:
Consider any of your own material during Warm Ups.
THROWING Long Toss – Time & Distance stopwatch - timer 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
notes Notes:
Catch Play into Long Toss - Note time and distance reached
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch - timer 25 Minutes
(1) Field: Front Toss (2) Defense: Put Outs (3) Wiffles
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Breaks stopwatch - timer 10 Minutes
Breaks are essentially steal first-movements, done without a lead.  For those athletes that can NOT leadoff, breaks work the athletic position at the...Read More
notes Notes:
Two groups: (1) Breaks at warm up cones (2) Running bases
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:
DRIVE - Discussion notes below
PITCH & CATCH How To Coach: Pitching #3 stopwatch - timer 0 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching #3 is the third lesson in Dugout Captain's series designed to teach pitching.  The focus on this segment is on Position #2 / POWER....Read More
notes Notes:
HTC Pitching #3 - Power (position #2), distance, and direction // 32-pitches

"It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up."

– Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame NFL Coach ('59-'69)


  •  Getting better takes hard work, determination, and a willingness to push through challenges
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