HMB Joe’s – 90 Mins #1 – 2/12/19

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HMB Joe’s – 90 Mins #1 – 2/12/19
Smith #1
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EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 1:15-1:30 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
notes Notes:
Practice #1 of Early Activity: Make sure ALL know that it's cool to be early.
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 10U #1 stopwatch 1:30-1:40 timer 10 Minutes
~ SEE "EXECUTION KEYS" BELOW FOR AGE-SPECIFIC SUGGESTION LIST ~ The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a...Read More
notes Notes:
Break the ice, encourage high fives, and get the focus away from Mom & Dad.
Tagging Up stopwatch 1:40-1:45 timer 5 Minutes
DC recommends running Tagging Up during Early Baserunning.  Use final 4-6 sprints and review tagging up fundamentals. EXECUTION - First athlete jogs...Read More
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THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 1:45-1:55 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:
Start with Feet-in-Concrete than move into Structured-Catch-Play.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 1:55-2:07 timer 12 Minutes
Teach four fundamental steps of the Ground Ball. Finish with reps.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 2:07-2:20 timer 13 Minutes
Dropstep, crossover, go. Finish with safe reps and gauge talent.
Ground Ball Quick Catch
stopwatch 2:20-2:30 timer 10 Minutes
Four Corner Receiving
stopwatch 2:30-2:45 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 2:50-3:02 timer 12 Minutes
Minimum two stations, use your help!
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 3:02-3:15 timer 13 Minutes
TEACH - Legs first.
BP Reps: Front Toss
stopwatch 3:15-3:30 timer 15 Minutes
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 3:30-3:45 timer 15 Minutes
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 3:45-3:55 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).
MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 3:55-4:00 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
notes Notes:
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)