Practice 02/14

Team Name
Red Sox Spring 2020
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EARLY ACTIVITY Home Run Derby stopwatch 3:45-4:00 timer 15 Minutes
A fun Hitting Station or Early Activity Drill, Home Run Derby brings out coach's inner Chris Berman - back, back, back, back... GONE!  Designed to be...Read More
notes Notes:
Sammy Sosa & Mark McGwire - shrink the yard and inflate HR #'s
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 4:00-4:10 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:
25%, 50%, Side Shuffle, Butt Kickers, High Knees, walking lunges, sprints
EARLY BASERUNNING Change of Direction stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
Change of Direction is an Early Baserunning drill working athleticism.  Execute these movements to finish up the warm up and get heart rates up.  While...Read More
notes Notes:
Middle cone, back to front cone, sprint through far cone.
THROWING One Knee Catch stopwatch 4:15-4:25 timer 10 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:
Broken throwing first with One-Knee. Train arm path with raised glove-side knee. Catch Play after...
QUICK DEFENSE Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 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:
Predictable / Speed up / Unpredictable / No glove(?)
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Emphasis on Exit footwork.
Tag Plays
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
Straddle, slap tag, show.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Wiffle Ball
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Soft toss, front toss, live arm.
Box Drills
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
Catch & Throw Left – Simple catch play. Compete for # of clean throws in a row or in a certain amount of time. Catch & Throw Right – Involve the reverse pivot footwork to turn the “wrong way” and deliver the throw. Ground Balls – Field, separate, shuffle… then roll a ground ball to the next cone. Underhand Flip / Left – Stiff wrist, leave it high, toss a knuckleball. Underhand Flip / Right – Crossover with left foot to begin. Reverse Pivot / Right – Start from fielding triangle position.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:45-5:50 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:

"Confidence comes from being prepared."

– John Wooden


  •  Confidence is earned: Hard work = Improved skill = Confidence
  •  Team Culture - Expect to Win vs. Not to Lose
  •  Look the Part - Posture, Body Language, Self-Talk