8U – 90 Mins #2 – 03/05/2017

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8U – 90 Mins #2 – 03/05/2017
Start Time
04:00 PM
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Cricket stopwatch 3:45-4:00 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
notes Notes:
Goal: Set feet accurately, grip bat correctly, swing HARD, have fun.
WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 Minutes
The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a circle and yanking on arms and legs.  Best way to explain using common...Read More
notes Notes:
Take time to introduce Dynamic-Warm-Up. TEACH movements.
THROW Feet In Concrete stopwatch 4:10-4:20 timer 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
notes Notes:
Follow up with Catch-Play
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 4:20-4:32 timer 12 Minutes
GB overview - Ready Pos / Approach / Field Triangle / Exit Footwork (followed by reps)
Dropstep, Crossover, Go
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Footwork focus, slow at first. Finish with great plays.
How to Coach: Pitching #1
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  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Soft Toss
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Guarantee swings. Support instruction.
How To Coach: Hitting #2
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Teach: Arms
Scared of Getting Hit
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BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch NaN:NaN-NaN:NaN timer 10 Minutes
A Base Hit Turn is the action taken by a baserunner while rounding first after a base hit.  The ball has reached the outfield safely, which means the...Read More
notes Notes:
Review Home to First, then Base Hit Turns
MENTAL / FINISH Fear of Failure – Pitch Free stopwatch NaN:NaN-NaN:NaN timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
Prizes for made shot?

"Goal Example: Hit .400 this season. Goals earn us two big things: 1) Achievement; and, 2) Personal Development"

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Achievement: ego, game ball, all-star team (stuff easily forgotten)
  •  Development: Physical (improved swing, more power, better eye) + Character (work ethic, persistence, adversity)
  •  Setting goals is a skill, skills take practice. We start today: What are OUR team goals?