Practice #1

Team Name
Colorado Bighorns 8U
Salt Wash Park
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End Time
Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:15-5:30 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
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Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 5:30-5:40 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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Final Sprints = Early Base running, Simulate pitch, shuffle, sprint
Throwing One Knee Catch stopwatch 5:40-5:45 timer 5 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
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Balanced start, balanced finish, proper arm slot
Throwing Structured Catch Play stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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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Breakdown movement; Pop, Chest, Throw (on coaches verbal)
Quick Defense Buffet Drill stopwatch 5:55-6:00 timer 5 Minutes
The Buffet Drill is most effectively run as a Quick Defense drill and combines four movements of baseball athleticism into a fun, quick activity.  Run...Read More
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Encourage continued movement between throw/cone
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 6:05-6:15 timer 10 Minutes
Breakdown Movements, Building Foundation
2 Lines, 1 Coach
stopwatch 6:15-6:25 timer 10 Minutes
Throw to catch Net
Outfield Approach
stopwatch 6:25-6:35 timer 10 Minutes
Use Cut Off and Bag Man, Start with stationary ball then moving grounder
Dropstep, Crossover, Go
stopwatch 6:35-6:45 timer 10 Minutes
Breakdown Movements, Build Foundation
3 Step Hitting
stopwatch 6:45-6:55 timer 10 Minutes
Proper stride to build Balanced Start/Balanced Finish, no focus on swing now
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 6:55-7:05 timer 10 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Base Hit Turns stopwatch 7:10-7:20 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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