A Practice 1 – 8/31/17

Team Name
Hunt Field 3
Start Time
End Time
MENTAL / FINISH Baseball Basics stopwatch 6:00-6:15 timer 15 Minutes
Baseball Basics is a practice segment scheduled to provide you, the coach, with the opportunity to introduce what's to come!  Teach your team the basics...Read More
notes Notes:
Today -- quick introductions, go over a few rules, then we'll get into practice, some water breaks, then we have snacks at the end and Ill talk again before we wrap it up. NAMES / AGE / PLAYED BEFORE / COLOR / COOKIE Positions: - Ill change positions in the field every inning -- everyone will play every position about every 3 games. every position is important. - When we are fielding - Ill need a few parents assisting out on the field. pointing where to throw, stopping the kids from playing in the dirt, being baseball ready, etc. - GO TO FIELD AND SHOW POSITIONS STARTING AT HOME. - 1 PLAYER ON EACH POSITION. Safety: - Handling bats - repeat after me... I will not / swing a bat / until a coach / says OK. No throwing bats after you swing. - Handling balls - can come and take a ball to begin practicing throwing to each other, but LOOK before you THROW.
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 6:15-6:25 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
notes Notes:
Front of bag, either foot, break down, look right. Next one goes on a high 5
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 6:30-6:45 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
notes Notes:
1-4 = 1 hitter, 5-7 = 2 hitters, 8+ = 3 hitters all others field - no gloves. 5 swings each.
THROW Hula Hoop Throwing stopwatch 6:45-6:55 timer 10 Minutes
Hula Hoop Throwing is a drill designed to work on basic throwing mechanics.  Highlights include stepping with the opposite foot and utilizing a proper...Read More
notes Notes:
2 hoops, two teams. line for players to stand behind. focus and step and throw.

"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?