Offence Template 1

Team Name
Hellevoet Athletics PH1
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Cricket stopwatch 17:15-17:30 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
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Runner touches bases until ball returned to coach.
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 17:30-17:40 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
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Challenge technique.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 17:40-17:50 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
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Compete to keep baseballs off of ground.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Tennis Racquet Fly Balls
stopwatch 17:50-18:00 timer 10 Minutes
Running catches?
Cone & Tee Drill
stopwatch 18:00-18:10 timer 10 Minutes
Support fundies, add football pattern.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Bunting
stopwatch 18:10-18:20 timer 10 Minutes
Pivot, bend knees, adjust grip.
How To Coach: Hitting #3
stopwatch 18:20-18:30 timer 10 Minutes
Put it together: Legs & Arms
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Fastest Man Standing stopwatch 18:35-18:45 timer 10 Minutes
Fastest Man Standing (FMS) involves a combination of sprint work and competition.  The sprint variations help to hold the focus of athletes and shift...Read More
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Two Groups: (1) Water Cup Sliding; (2) Bases / Switch @ 5 min
FINISH Base Hit Turns stopwatch 18:45-18:55 timer 10 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
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BE AGGRESSIVE (see below for notes)
PITCH & CATCH How to Coach: The Change Up stopwatch 18:55-18:55 timer 0 Minutes
The information following below is copyright'd material from Dan Keller's, Coaching the Beginning Pitcher.  Available for purchase here , this is from...Read More
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Change Up - 3-finger vs. 4-finger. Arm speed up! // 40-pitch bullpen

"Be aggressive. Be more aggressive. Never be satisfied."

– Pete Rose, Cincinatti Reds ('63-'86)


  •  Dictate pace. Be the team that puts pressure on the opponent. Play quickly, throw strikes
  •  Process vs. Results - Go hard and let results take care of themselves
  •  We learn from aggressive mistakes. Cautious, passive mistakes waste time