Practice #11

Team Name
Skytower Park
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Early Activity Wiffle Cricket stopwatch 3:45-4:00 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
notes Notes:
If time is needed to set up, let the kids play a wiffle ball game.
Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 6U #2 stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 Minutes
~ SEE "EXECUTION KEYS" BELOW FOR AGE-SPECIFIC SUGGESTION LIST ~ Dynamic Warm Up 6U is a movement-based warm up routine specific to athletes age 6+.  The Dynamic...Read More
notes Notes:
Teach the Carioca - Follow back foot... In front, behind, in front, behind.
Early Baserunning Secondary Breaks stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
Secondary Breaks allow baserunners to practice secondary movements and also what will become the delay-steal.  They are to be run during Early Baserunning...Read More
notes Notes:
Athletic baserunning stance: Feet outside shoulders, knees bent, fingers hanging.
Throwing Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:15-4:25 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
notes Notes:
Start standing with Feet in Concrete drill and continue into Structured Catch Play.
Quick Defense Ground Ball Quick Catch stopwatch 4:25-4:30 timer 5 Minutes
Ground Ball Quick Catch is a simple and effective drill to run during Quick Defense.  It helps to develop basic hands and feet baseball-athleticism and...Read More
notes Notes:
GB / GB / QC / QC... rotate. Through line three times.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Ground Balls #2
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
Slow & Broken, increase as appropriate.
Foul Line Drill
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
Fly ball / Relay / Tag Play
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 5:10-5:25 timer 15 Minutes
Use arm freeze to check load.
BP Reps: Front Toss
stopwatch 5:25-5:40 timer 15 Minutes
Step into toss.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Water Cup Sliding stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 Minutes
Water Cup Sliding is a baserunning drill designed to train the fundamentals of a proper feet-first slide. Having the athlete hold water cups in both hands...Read More
notes Notes:
Need a water jug and plastic cups.
Mental / Finish No Goals – GB Competition stopwatch 5:55-6:00 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:

"Be aggressive. Be more aggressive. Never be satisfied."

– Pete Rose, Cincinatti Reds ('63-'86)


  •  Dictate pace. Be the team that puts pressure on the opponent. Play quickly, throw strikes
  •  Process vs. Results - Go hard and let results take care of themselves
  •  We learn from aggressive mistakes. Cautious, passive mistakes waste time