First Practice Pinto 8

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First Practice Pinto 8
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Gathering Drill Wiffle Circle stopwatch 4:45-5:00 timer 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
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Plastic balls. HELMETS. 3 batters at a time. 5 Swings each. Everyone else fields. FUN!
PACED Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 6U #1 stopwatch 5:00-5:10 timer 10 Minutes
Dynamic Warm Up 6U is a movement-based warm up routine specific to athletes age 6+.  The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the...Read More
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4 lines of 3. High Knees. Stress baseball movements. Kick Butts. Side shuffle (low like an infielder). Skipping (high like an outfielder). Back pedaling (1st runner keeps others safe). Sprints with base-running tip
PACED Warm-up Catch First Practice Pinto 8 stopwatch 5:10-5:15 timer 5 Minutes
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Wrist x5, Elbow x5, Arm x5. ON COMMAND THROWS ONLY. Short throws. ACCURACY
Throwing No Partner Throwing #1 stopwatch 5:15-5:19 timer 4 Minutes
No Partner Throwing is designed for the youngest players and run early in the season.  The set up and structure allow for safety as athletes will throw...Read More
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only use baseballs. 6 lines of 2. 6 balls each. Work on mechanics.
PLUNK THE PIRATE First Practice Pinto 8 stopwatch 5:19-5:20 timer 1 Minutes
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Move Pete the Pirate in for last round of long throw. Everybody at same time. If you hit Pete parents clean up. If you don't kids clean up.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Base Hit Turns stopwatch 5:25-5:32 timer 7 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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Home to 1st. Taking aggressive turns on a single. HELMETS.
Baserunning Secondary & Read stopwatch 5:32-5:40 timer 8 Minutes
The Secondary & Read Drill is a baserunning drill operated at second base.  The goal is to take baserunning instruction one level "deeper."  Athletes...Read More
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2nd to 3rd. 2 kids at a time. HELMETS. No leads. Just shuffle and read pop-up: return to 2nd if caught or go to 3rd if dropped.