Practice #1

Team Name
2020 Orioles
Location
Reno or Paris Softball
Date
03/03/2020
Start Time
4:30
End Time
5:50
EARLY ACTIVITY DRILL STARTS AT 4:15 (BELOW GOLD)
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 4:15-4:30 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
notes Notes:
1-4 athletes = 1 hitter, 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters, 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
PRACTICE STARTS AT 4:30 (BELOW BLACK)
WARM UP Obstacle Course stopwatch 4:30-4:40 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:
EXPLAIN HOW LINES WORK BY WALKING FIRST. Relay Race: Break the ice, bring out smiles, force high-fives.
THROW Hula Hoop Throwing stopwatch 4:40-4:50 timer 10 Minutes
Hula Hoop Throwing is a drill designed to work on basic throwing mechanics.  Highlights include stepping with the opposite foot and utilizing a proper...Read More
notes Notes:
Use hula hoops to make throwing fun, observe skill levels.
QUICK DEFENSE Two Spot Receiving stopwatch 4:50-5:00 timer 10 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:
After throwing, return to warm up cones for 3-4 lines of quick receiving work (glove-side only)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
KEEP HULA HOOPS! Start ball in glove & focus on footwork.
Hitting Grip and Stance
stopwatch 5:15-5:30 timer 15 Minutes
RULE #1 - SWING HARD!!!! Focus on stance and tee etiquette
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Home to First stopwatch 5:35-5:45 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:
(1) Step on base, (2) Run THROUGH base to coach, (3) to fence & along fence to return.
MENTAL / FINISH Baseball Basics stopwatch 5:45-5:50 timer 5 Minutes
Baseball Basics is a practice segment scheduled to provide you, the coach, with the opportunity to introduce what's to come!  Teach your team the basics...Read More
notes Notes:
Discussion: Field, positions, dugout etiquette, team rules

"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)