Day 2 Practice

Team Name
8U Rookie Astros
Start Time
End Time
Early Activity Day 2 Practice stopwatch 6:15-6:30 timer 15 Minutes
notes Notes:
Pepper with wiffle ball
Warm Up Day 2 Practice stopwatch 6:30-6:35 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
Touch toes, right over left, switch, butterflys, right leg back, switch, left arm across, switch, left arm back, switch, left forearm, switch, arm circles forward (only around rotator cuff), swing them and back with palms up (rotator cuff), trunk twist making sure to emulate swinging a bat
Relay Race Day 2 Practice stopwatch 6:35-6:40 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
teams of two (their throwing partner) with cones noting how far to go 30 feet each doing: 1A. bear crawl there 1B. Side Shuffle (w/out heels clicking) back, 2.A Frog Jumps, 2B. Side Shuffle Back, 3. Sprint their and back. Make sure they high five to have the next person goes.
Form Throwing Day 2 Practice stopwatch 6:40-6:50 timer 10 Minutes
notes Notes:
On a knee while holding wrist, On a knee while holding elbow, feet planted lil' past shoulder width apart (no step), with shoulder pointed toward target step to target and throw w/follow through, take a step (either across body or without heels clicking, to our target) making sure to follow through, long toss with crow hops. Quick feet drill
Long Toss Game Day 2 Practice stopwatch 6:50-6:55 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
Throw the Ball into the net which happens to be 150 feet away
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Quick Defense Day 2 Practice stopwatch 7:00-7:15 timer 15 Minutes
notes Notes:
players at 1st, 2nd, 3rd and SS, after fielding ball, ball goes into bucket.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Day 2 Practice
stopwatch 7:15-7:30 timer 15 Minutes
Hitting: Off the machine, off the tee, soft toss
Day 2 Practice
stopwatch 7:30-7:45 timer 15 Minutes
Defense: SS to 1st & 2nd to 3rd. If actually get to both rounds than, group that took ground balls will work on relay throws from outfield
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Day 2 Practice stopwatch 7:50-7:55 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
Run through first, break down, look to your right, decide to go to second or not, make sure to pick up 3rd base coach half way to second.
Baserunning Day 2 Practice stopwatch 7:55-8:00 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
Home to second and second to home
Finish Day 2 Practice stopwatch 8:00-8:05 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:
Life Lesson A-S-T-R-O-S (S for Self Confidence)

"Confidence comes from being prepared."

– John Wooden


  •  Confidence is earned: Hard work = Improved skill = Confidence
  •  Team Culture - Expect to Win vs. Not to Lose
  •  Look the Part - Posture, Body Language, Self-Talk