A Practice 1 – 8/31/17
Hunt Field 3
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 6:00 (BELOW GOLD)
PRACTICE STARTS AT 6:00 (BELOW BLACK)
MENTAL / FINISH Baseball Basics 6:00-6:15 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
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.
WATER BREAK (5min)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle 6:30-6:45 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
1-4 = 1 hitter, 5-7 = 2 hitters, 8+ = 3 hitters all others field - no gloves. 5 swings each.
"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?