Dbacks Practice 1 – 90 Mins #1

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Dbacks Practice 1 – 90 Mins #1
Oak Hills Elem
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Wiffle Circle stopwatch 3:07-3:15 timer 8 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:
Early Activity: It's cool to be early. 3 cone bases, bucket, semi-circle behind
Obstacle Course stopwatch 3:15-3:20 timer 5 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
notes Notes:
Cones + 25, 50, 75 (x2), side shuffle, high, BKick, back pedal, 100 x 2 (explode)
Structured Catch Play stopwatch 3:20-3:30 timer 10 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:
Cones, on knee, wrist/elbow, kneeling full arm, stand and throw
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 3:30-3:40 timer 10 Minutes
four fundamentals (Ready Pos, Approach, Fielding Tri, Exit Footwork. Freeze in parts
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 3:40-3:50 timer 10 Minutes
Dropstep, crossover, go. Finish with safe reps and gauge talent.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 3:50-4:00 timer 10 Minutes
Minimum two stations, use your help!
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 Minutes
TEACH - Legs first.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 4:15-4:25 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 (#kickdirtoncoach). Cones
MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
Life Lesson discussions provide the opportunity to briefly talk about the characteristics of a champion.  Use the Dugout Captain suggestions for each...Read More
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HARD WORK - It's a way of practicing!

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

– Derek Jeter, NY Yankees ('95-'14)


  •  Working hard is a habit, and habits must be earned. DECIDE to work hard daily!
  •  Find a way. Won’t always feel like working hard. Compete, challenge another, grind.
  •  "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)