Blue Jays 1

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Blue Jays 1
S Ardmore Park
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EARLY ACTIVITY Water Balloon BP stopwatch 1:15-1:30 timer 15 Minutes
Water Balloon BP can be run as a side station during batting practice, or as an Early Activity.  Because of a high fun-factor, you WILL have smiles on...Read More
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WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 1:30-1:40 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
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Warm Up - 25% jog, 50% jog, 75% jog, butt kickers, high step, shuffle, sprint, sprint race back & forth
THROWING One Knee Catch stopwatch 1:40-1:50 timer 10 Minutes
One Knee Catch 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
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One-knee catch, arm back, arm across, glove to chest, hold
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Key #1: Fielding Triangle – This position is used to maximize the chances of success when fielding the ball. The base of the triangle is formed by two feet, and the hands represent the point of the triangle. Key #2: Alligator Hands – When receiving the baseball, let the ball roll into the glove and then “CHOMP” down on that ball with the top hand. The keyword Alligator Hands works well as a visual and memorable phrase. Key #3: Exit Footwork – Right foot step (ankle eye), left foot step (power), shuffle and throw.
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 2:00-2:10 timer 10 Minutes
Left, center, right, switch
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 2:15-2:30 timer 15 Minutes
Deliberate arm swing to learn anticipation.
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 2:30-2:45 timer 15 Minutes
Plate Hitting
BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch 2:45-2:55 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
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Stealing, Base Hit Turns
FINISH Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 2:55-3:00 timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
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Two shots each. Made shot = Candy prize.

"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?