Outdoor Practice 12/16/18

Team Name
Colorado Bighorns 8U
Salt Wash Park
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End Time
Throwing Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 0:46-0:53 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:
Facilitate 15 mins prior to start of practice for those who show up early
Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 0:53-1:00 timer 7 Minutes
Four-Corner Receiving is a drill to work on catching the baseball (basic receiving for beginning baseball players).  It is easy to execute, safe for beginning...Read More
notes Notes:
Facilitate 15 mins prior to start of practice for those who show up early
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 10U #1 stopwatch 1:00-1:10 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 x2
Throwing One Knee Catch stopwatch 1:10-1:15 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 1:15-1:25 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 1:25-1:30 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 w / running dart throw, quick catch, flip, pop up)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
stopwatch 1:30-3:00 timer 90 Minutes
Scrimmage. coachs pitch. Batters hit 5 pitcher, run on the last hit. A balls hit are live to defensive players. Provide situational baseball education