8U – 60 Mins Insko Practice #5 – May 3rd

Team Name
S of Track
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby stopwatch 5:15-5:30 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:
Lift and separate to drop bombs
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #2 stopwatch 5:30-5:40 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:
Maintain known structure. Mix in new movements.
THROWING Long Toss – Time & Distance stopwatch 5:40-5:50 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:
Follow Structured-Catch-Play principals, get to extended distance (for set amount of time)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Dueling Fungos
stopwatch 5:50-6:02 timer 12 Minutes
Groundball Reps!
No Goals Competition
stopwatch 6:02-6:15 timer 13 Minutes
3 Defenders, 3 Hitters, 6 swings each.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Live BP stopwatch 6:20-6:30 timer 10 Minutes
Live BP is a catch-all drill for "batting practice."  For Dugout Captain practice plans, this drill can mean using a different device (tee, soft toss,...Read More
notes Notes:
Hitters, baserunners, start learning field situations.
FINISH Trash Can Toss stopwatch 6:30-6:35 timer 5 Minutes
Trash Can Toss is primarily fun.  The coaching relevance to this drill is a "do or die" play from the outfield.  This means that the winning run is...Read More
notes Notes:
Tournament time: Make it to stay in, one winner.

"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!