First attempt 60 Minutes
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 4:00 (BELOW GOLD)
PRACTICE STARTS AT 4:00 (BELOW BLACK)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
4:15-4:30 15 Minutes
Baseball basics, introduction to the field, positions, coach mom helping in the dugout, sitting out 1 inning each game, on-deck, etc.
Lying Down Wiffle Catch
4:30-4:45 15 Minutes
Hand-eye coordination with little wiffle balls. Light toss to the player from 5 feet away, get them to watch the ball into the glove and then SQUEEZE the glove. Removing fear from the ball. Upgrade to a tennis ball 2nd, then the soft baseballs 3rd.
Hitting Grip and Stance
4:45-5:00 15 Minutes
Hitting, grip and feet correct off the tee. Use tennis balls so other players can field balls.
BP Reps: Wiffle Ball
5:00-5:15 15 Minutes
Hitting with soft thrown wiffle balls, other kids catch the balls
"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