Juniors Softball week 1

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Juniors Softball week 1
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  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #1
stopwatch 0:05-0:20 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: Four movements to fielding a GB, then get some reps and assess talent.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 0:20-0:35 timer 15 Minutes
Drop Step / Crossover / Go! Then reps and assess talent.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 0:40-0:55 timer 15 Minutes
Live swings on field, instruction in cage.
Fundamentals: Hitting
stopwatch 0:55-1:10 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH: (1) Stride/Load; (2) Contact; (3) Finish
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Home to First stopwatch 1:15-1:25 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:
Two movements: Home-to-First followed by Base-Hit-Turns.
Mental / Finish Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 1:25-1:30 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 - Establish a culture where working hard is cool.
Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch 23:15-23:30 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:
1-3 athletes = 1 hitter / 4-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
Warm Up Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 23:30-23:40 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:
Establish the Dynamic routine and pace. TEACH movements practice #1.
Early Baserunning Fundamentals: Leadoffs stopwatch 23:40-23:45 timer 5 Minutes
Fundamentals: Leadoffs is a drill to teach basics of taking a lead.  Initially, it can be run during Baserunning segment of practice.  Then, these fundamentals...Read More
notes Notes:
Quick Review of Fundies: Left / Right / Connect & Step #1 / Connect & Step #2.
Throw Throwing Progression stopwatch 23:45-23:55 timer 10 Minutes
Throwing Progression is a series of three drills: Two Knee Catch, One Knee Catch, and Feet in Concrete.  All three are supported in the DC Library with...Read More
notes Notes:
Two Knees / One Knee / Feet in Concrete. Then into Catch Play.
Quick Defense Ground Ball Quick Catch stopwatch 23:55-0:00 timer 5 Minutes
Ground Ball Quick Catch is a simple and effective drill to run during Quick Defense.  It helps to develop basic hands and feet baseball-athleticism and...Read More
notes Notes:
Ground Ball / Quick Catch / Ground Ball / Quick Catch... Rotate!

"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)