Mets 8U – 90 Mins #1 (01.31.19)

Team Name
Field #4
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 2:30-2:45 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:
1-4 athletes = 1 hitter / 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 2:45-2:55 timer 10 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
notes Notes:
Break the ice, build relationships, draw out smiles!
THROWING No Partner Throwing #2 stopwatch 2:55-3:05 timer 10 Minutes
No Partner Throwing is designed for the youngest players and run early in the season.  The set up and structure allow for safety as athletes will throw...Read More
notes Notes:
Quickly and safely gauge the skill level of throwers.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 3:05-3:30 timer 25 Minutes
Field, equipment, positions, dugout etiquette, team rules.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 3:30-3:45 timer 15 Minutes
What is: Throwing?
stopwatch 3:45-4:00 timer 15 Minutes
Throwing Progression
stopwatch 4:00-4:15 timer 15 Minutes
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Hitting
stopwatch 4:15-4:27 timer 12 Minutes
(1) Stride & Load, (2) Contact, (3) Finish
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 4:27-4:40 timer 13 Minutes
TEACH - Legs first
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 4:40-4:55 timer 15 Minutes
How To Coach: Hitting #3
stopwatch 4:55-5:10 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 5:15-5:25 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:
Front of bag, either foot, break down, look right.
MENTAL / FINISH Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 5:25-5:30 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:
HARD WORK - Establish a culture of hard work

"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)