8U – 90 Mins #1

Team Name
Cardinals
Location
North Weddington Field 2
Date
02/11/2017
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
13:15
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 11:15 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 11:15-11:30 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Circle is an Early Activity drill that can be run during the 15-minutes prior to practice start time.  It can also be ran as a pre-game drill...Read More
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1-4 athletes = 1 hitter / 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
PRACTICE STARTS AT 11:30 AM (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 11:30-11:40 timer 10 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
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Break the ice, build relationships, draw out smiles!
THROWING No Partner Throwing #2 stopwatch 11:40-11:50 timer 10 Minutes
No Partner Throwing is designed for the youngest players and run early in the season.  The set up and structure allow for safety as athletes will throw...Read More
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Quickly and safely gauge the skill level of throwers.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Hitting
stopwatch 11:50-12:00 timer 10 Minutes
(1) Stride & Load, (2) Contact, (3) Finish
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 12:00-12:10 timer 10 Minutes
TEACH - Legs first
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 12:10-12:20 timer 10 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 12:25-12:35 timer 10 Minutes
Home-to-First coaches the correct way to run through the first base bag.  As part of Baserunning or Conditioning, this drill can be run near the end...Read More
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Front of bag, either foot, break down, look right.
2 Lines, 1 Coach stopwatch 12:35-12:50 timer 15 Minutes
2 Lines, 1 Coach is a simple name for a simple drill.  Options include running this drill as an Early Activity, or during station instruction.  Coach...Read More
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Dueling Fungos stopwatch 12:50-13:05 timer 15 Minutes
Dueling Fungos is an Infield drill designed to maximize ground ball repetitions in a short amount of time.  The name implies rapid fire ground balls...Read More
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Relay Races stopwatch 13:05-13:10 timer 5 Minutes
Relay Races are a baseball friendly version of the standard relay race. Let's not make this more complicated that it is. Two equal lines, everybody runs,...Read More
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MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 13:10-13:15 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
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HARD WORK - Establish a culture of hard work

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

– Derek Jeter, NY Yankees ('95-'14)

HARD WORK

  •  Working hard is a habit, and habits must be earned. DECIDE to work hard daily!
  •  Find a way. Won’t always feel like working hard. Compete, challenge another, grind.
  •  "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)