Practice #1

Team Name
Skytower Park
Start Time
End Time
Early Activity Wiffle Circle stopwatch 3:45-4:00 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
notes Notes:
1-4 athletes = 1 hitter, 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters, 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
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, bring out smiles, force high-fives.
Early Baserunning Airplane Take Offs stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
Airplane Take Offs is a simple Early Baserunning drill to teach young players an athletic first step movement.  While categorized under the title of...Read More
notes Notes:
Stay low and go!
Throwing No Partner Throwing #1 stopwatch 4:15-4:25 timer 10 Minutes
No Partner Throwing is designed for the youngest players and run early in the season.  The set up and structure allow for safety as athletes will throw...Read More
notes Notes:
Quickly assess athletes and how quickly catch play can start.
Quick Defense Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
Two-Spot Receiving is a drill for athletes learning how to receive the baseball.  The belt is the deciding line, determining whether an athlete will catch...Read More
notes Notes:
Thumbs up and pinkies down. Predictable at first.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Baseball Basics
stopwatch 4:35-5:05 timer 30 Minutes
Field, positions, dugouts, team rules.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Hitting Grip and Stance
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Right, left, right into stance (RH).
Fundamentals: Hitting
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
1) Stride/load; 2) Contact; 3) Finish
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Home to First stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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.
Mental Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:55-6:00 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:

"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)


  •  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)