8U Practice, pitching included

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8U Practice, pitching included
Del Sol School
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EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby stopwatch 3:45-4:00 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
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Lift and separate to drop bombs
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #2 stopwatch 4:00-4:10 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
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Maintain known structure. Mix in new movements.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #3
stopwatch 4:10-4:22 timer 12 Minutes
Review POP, add lateral movement (center the baseball)
Buffet Drill
stopwatch 4:22-4:37 timer 15 Minutes
Quick Catch Competition
stopwatch 4:37-4:52 timer 15 Minutes
Throwing Progression
stopwatch 4:52-5:07 timer 15 Minutes
Catcher Receiving
stopwatch 5:07-5:22 timer 15 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching LIVE
stopwatch 5:22-5:37 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Heavy Ball Hitting stopwatch 5:42-5:52 timer 10 Minutes
Many athletes are scared to miss.  They concern themselves with making contact… rather than DRIVING the baseball.  At young ages, it’s especially...Read More
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NO BASERUNNING TODAY (we're hitting!)
PITCHING How to Coach: Pitching #1 stopwatch 5:52-5:52 timer 0 Minutes
How to Coach: Pitching #1 is the first drill in Dugout Captain's series to teach Pitching as a skill.  Use with your team to coach-up multiple players,...Read More
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Challenge: Teach pitchers part #1 & get each athlete 20-pitch bullpen

"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!