JB-8U – 90 Mins #2

Team Name
MPLL 2019 Dodgers- MP
Lower fields
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY 2 Lines, 1 Coach stopwatch 6:30-6:45 timer 15 Minutes
2 Lines, 1 Coach is a simple name for a simple drill.  Options include running this drill as an Early Activity, or during station instruction.  Coach...Read More
notes Notes:
Goal: Set feet accurately, grip bat correctly, swing HARD, have fun.
WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 6:45-6:55 timer 10 Minutes
The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a circle and yanking on arms and legs.  Best way to explain using common...Read More
notes Notes:
Take time to introduce Dynamic-Warm-Up. TEACH movements.
THROW Feet In Concrete stopwatch 6:55-7:05 timer 10 Minutes
Feet in Concrete 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:
Follow up with Catch-Play
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 7:05-7:20 timer 15 Minutes
GB overview - Ready Pos / Approach / Field Triangle / Exit Footwork (followed by reps)
Catch & Pop
stopwatch 7:20-7:35 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Base Hit Turns stopwatch 7:40-7:55 timer 15 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
notes Notes:
Review Home to First, then Base Hit Turns
MENTAL / FINISH Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 7:55-8:00 timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
notes Notes:
Prizes for made shot?
Infield and Runners JB-8U – 90 Mins #2 stopwatch 8:00-8:15 timer 15 Minutes
notes Notes:
Scrimmage with infield to start making plays on ball with runners moving from Home, 1st, 2nd

"Goal Example: Hit .400 this season. Goals earn us two big things: 1) Achievement; and, 2) Personal Development"

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Achievement: ego, game ball, all-star team (stuff easily forgotten)
  •  Development: Physical (improved swing, more power, better eye) + Character (work ethic, persistence, adversity)
  •  Setting goals is a skill, skills take practice. We start today: What are OUR team goals?