Practice #1

Team Name
Practice #1
MPLL-Big Field
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End Time
Strectching Practice #1 stopwatch 4:50-5:00 timer 10 Minutes
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Stretches will include arm circles, arm scissors, triceps stretches, stretching hamstrings and quads. We will discuss ACE philosophy and practice expectations (running to next station, listening even when it's not your turn, supporting teammates while they're doing a drill)
Obstacle Course stopwatch 5:00-5:10 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
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Two to three teams will compete on a simple obstacle course to break the ice and encourage competition, hustle, and getting to know teammates.
Structured Catch Play stopwatch 5:10-5:20 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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Players will throw on command, coaches will watch and give instructions as necessary. Player pairs may be switched up according to ability to allow for maximum growth of all athletes.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Catch & Pop
stopwatch 5:25-5:35 timer 10 Minutes
Focus on footwork and proper body mechanics when fielding and throwing a ground ball.
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 5:35-5:45 timer 10 Minutes
Focus on footwork, keeping an eye on the ball, making contact in the strike zone.
How to Coach: Pitching #1
stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 Minutes
Focus on safe pitching fundamentals as a group, then each athlete will throw from mound
Baserunning Practice #1 stopwatch 5:55-6:00 timer 5 Minutes
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FULL TEAM STATION: We will use cones to simulate running from first to third. We will emphasize watching the third base coach, swinging out to turn at second and a fast start.
Finish Practice #1 stopwatch 6:00-6:05 timer 5 Minutes
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Discuss ACE philosophy, hustle, parent information (pancake breakfast, cleanup day, work at home, season expectations, etc.)
Life Lesson: Effort EFFORT / Life Lesson stopwatch 6:05-6:05 timer 0 Minutes
EFFORT How do you get better at anything? Practice! Baseball coaches are famous for saying two things and never go into a slump: Effort an Attitude. I...Read More
notes Notes:
Each week will have a theme that we focus on throughout the practice. You are encouraged to discuss the weekly theme with your athlete on the way home and throughout the week.