90 Minutes – 4/30/17

Team Name
La Canada Spartans
La Canada Elementary
Start Time
End Time
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 4:30-4:35 timer 5 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:
50% Jog, high knees, karaoke, 75% jog
Early Baserunning Airplane Take Offs stopwatch 4:35-4:40 timer 5 Minutes
Airplane Take Offs is a simple Early Baserunning drill to teach young players an athletic first step movement.  While categorized under the title of...Read More
notes Notes:
Start with straight breaks from baseline 95% speed. Progress to lead off base to break to second
Throwing Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:40-4:47 timer 7 Minutes
Playing catch is the most important "drill" you will ever run as a coach! Structured Catch Play is more than just a drill.  It's actually more of an organized,...Read More
notes Notes:
Coach proper technique, fix any issues
Buffet Drill stopwatch 4:47-4:57 timer 10 Minutes
The Buffet Drill is most effectively run as a Quick Defense drill and combines four movements of baseball athleticism into a fun, quick activity.  Run...Read More
notes Notes:
3 coaches - Matt, Tomas & Paul- Long Toss, grounder, quick throw & pop-up back
Tag Plays stopwatch 4:57-5:03 timer 6 Minutes
Tag Plays is an infield drill for athletes learning how to receive a throw and apply a tag.  Dugout Captain recommends programming this drill into your...Read More
notes Notes:
2 Throw Downs - 2 stations. Straddle the base receive the ball slap/swipe tag show the umpire.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Outfield Approach
stopwatch 5:08-5:16 timer 8 Minutes
Ground Ball Put Outs
stopwatch 5:16-5:25 timer 9 Minutes
90 Minutes – 4/30/17
stopwatch 5:25-5:33 timer 8 Minutes
Crow Hop throws into nets with targets on tees
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
90 Minutes – 4/30/17 stopwatch 5:38-6:03 timer 25 Minutes
notes Notes:
2 Team Split Squad - 6 on 7 with catcher - coach pitch, infield focus on correct base coverage. 3rd base coach focus on baserunning and baiting catcher pitcher into errors.

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