Practice 1

Team Name
Practice 1
Olive LL
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End Time
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:
Shrink the field to inflate HR #'s. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper?!
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 12U #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:
12U appropriate exercises.
Throw Long Toss Competition stopwatch 4:10-4:18 timer 8 Minutes
Long Toss Competition is a fun throwing competition to run at the end of a throwing segment.  Teach, then throw, finish by competing.  This helps to...Read More
notes Notes:
Two drills: Structured-Catch-Play & Long-Toss-Competition
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Cone & Tee Drill
stopwatch 4:23-4:30 timer 7 Minutes
Reminder to find a pool-noodle or traffic cone.
Olympics – Outfield
stopwatch 4:30-4:37 timer 7 Minutes
watch pivot foot
Fundamentals: Leadoffs
stopwatch 4:37-4:37 timer 0 Minutes
done w team defense
Olympics – Infield
stopwatch 4:37-4:49 timer 12 Minutes
5 minutes for water break after drill
TEAM DEFENSE Team D – Bunt Defense stopwatch 4:49-5:04 timer 15 Minutes
The sacrifice bunt is a common offensive play to advance a baserunner.  Whether moving the runner from 1st to 2nd, or 2nd to 3rd, Bunt Defense is...Read More
notes Notes:
Defend two bunt situations - Runner on 1st / 1st & 2nd
Mental / Finish No Goals – GB Competition stopwatch 5:04-5:09 timer 5 Minutes
GroundBalls - No Goals is a station drill for use after ground ball fundamentals have been introduced.  This drill is designed to train and develop infield...Read More
notes Notes:
Focus during competition. FOCUS is Life Lesson theme today.
PICH & CATCH How to Coach: The Change Up stopwatch 5:09-5:09 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
notes Notes:
Fastball arm speed, change in grip slows ball down. 4-finger" rather than "circle".

"Lock in! Watch, listen, think... right here, right now."

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Understand the why and how behind each drill at practice.
  •  Hear, don’t just listen
  •  Focus Reset Button for competition: Routine to follow when focus has slipped.