EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 3:45 (BELOW GOLD)
Early Activity Home Run Derby 3:45-4:00 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
Shrink the field to inflate HR #'s. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper?!
PRACTICE STARTS AT 4:00 (BELOW BLACK)
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 12U #1 4:00-4:10 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
12U appropriate exercises.
Throw Long Toss Competition 4:10-4:18 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
Two drills: Structured-Catch-Play & Long-Toss-Competition
WATER BREAK (5min)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Cone & Tee Drill
4:23-4:30 7 Minutes
Reminder to find a pool-noodle or traffic cone.
Olympics – Outfield
4:30-4:37 7 Minutes
watch pivot foot
4:37-4:37 0 Minutes
done w team defense
Olympics – Infield
4:37-4:49 12 Minutes
5 minutes for water break after drill
TEAM DEFENSE Team D – Bunt Defense 4:49-5:04 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
Defend two bunt situations - Runner on 1st / 1st & 2nd
Mental / Finish No Goals – GB Competition 5:04-5:09 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
Focus during competition. FOCUS is Life Lesson theme today.
PICH & CATCH How to Coach: The Change Up 5:09-5:09 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
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.