Practice #1

Team Name
Rattlers
Location
Laf Rec
Date
03/30/2021
Start Time
5:30
End Time
5:30
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 4:00 (BELOW GOLD)
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 4:00-4:10 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, encourage high fives, and get the focus away from Mom & Dad.
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:10-4:20 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
notes Notes:
Start with Feet-in-Concrete than move into Structured-Catch-Play.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 4:20-4:32 timer 12 Minutes
Teach four fundamental steps of the Ground Ball. Finish with reps.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 4:32-4:45 timer 13 Minutes
Dropstep, crossover, go. Finish with safe reps and gauge talent.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 4:45-4:57 timer 12 Minutes
Minimum two stations, use your help!
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 4:57-5:10 timer 13 Minutes
TEACH - Legs first.
  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 (#kickdirtoncoach).
MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:25-5:30 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 - It's a way of practicing!
PRACTICE STARTS AT 5:30 (BELOW BLACK)

"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)

HARD WORK

  •  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)