Indoor Practice 11/1/18

Team Name
Colorado Bighorns 8U
Dynamic Sports
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Throwing Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 5:16-5:23 timer 7 Minutes
Two-Spot Receiving is a drill for athletes learning how to receive the baseball.  The belt is the deciding line, determining whether an athlete will catch...Read More
notes Notes:
Complete while other players are hitting; underhand flip back to coach; focus on 2 hands receiving with hands "out in front", quick transition of ball to hand
Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:23-5:30 timer 7 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:
Complete while other players are receiving
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 10U #1 stopwatch 5:30-5:40 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:
jog 50% x2, sprint 75%, side shuffle, butt kickers, high knees, backpedal, Stealing x 2, Secondary and read drill x2, Tagging Up x 2
One Knee Catch stopwatch 5:40-5:45 timer 5 Minutes
One Knee Catch is a throwing drill typically done as part of the Throwing Progression (a routine to follow while warming the arm up).  Depending on...Read More
notes Notes:
Balanced position, 4 seam grip, finish with glove hand as shield, throwing hand across glove side knee, receive the ball two hands (thumbs). End with competition of first to 10 in a row
Throwing Structured Catch Play stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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:
Pop, Chest, Throw (each step with commands from coach), transition to catch/receive freely ending with competition of first to 10 in a row
Quick Defense Buffet Drill stopwatch 5:55-6:00 timer 5 Minutes
The Buffet Drill is most effectively run as a Quick Defense drill and combines four movements of baseball athleticism into a fun, quick activity.  Run...Read More
notes Notes:
3 groups of 4. Three cones equal distance apart (10-12 ft) along a line with coach at the end. (Long catch, grounder, quick catch, flip, pop up)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Team D – Bunt Defense
stopwatch 6:00-6:10 timer 10 Minutes
Incorporate during Ground Ball Put Outs
Ground Ball Put Outs
stopwatch 6:10-6:40 timer 30 Minutes
Baseball diamond is set up. 5 players take the field (P, 3rd, SS, 2nd, 1st), remaining players are baserunners. Infield focuses on appropriate base put outs, situational outs (0,1,2)
Steal Coverage
stopwatch 6:40-7:00 timer 20 Minutes
Divide into 3 group; baserunners, 2nd/SS and Catchers. Baserunner "peel off" away from base to avoid injury. Focus of the drill is to encourage communication of duties (middle infield), proper feet position on bag (catch, swipe, show). Catchers throws are online, 2-3 hops to bag is better than blooper/arrant throw
Ground Ball Competition
stopwatch 7:00-7:15 timer 15 Minutes
Final Drill. Two Lines with one Catch net. First team to 5 wins; must execute proper Right Left Ready, Fielding Triangle, POP Shuffle Shuffle, Throw into catch net. 2 coaches will score
Foul Line Drill
stopwatch 7:15-7:30 timer 15 Minutes
Competition; Split into 2 teams; First team to 5 points wins.