Practice #2

Team Name
Skytower Park
Start Time
End Time
Early Activity Water Balloon BP stopwatch 0:45-1:00 timer 15 Minutes
Water Balloon BP can be run as a side station during batting practice, or as an Early Activity.  Because of a high fun-factor, you WILL have smiles on...Read More
notes Notes:
Goal: Batters use proper grip, proper stance, and swing HARD!
Warm Up Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 1:00-1:10 timer 10 Minutes
The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a circle and yanking on arms and legs.  Best way to explain using common...Read More
notes Notes:
Explain principles of movement-based workouts. Take time to TEACH movements.
Early Baserunning Change of Direction stopwatch 1:10-1:15 timer 5 Minutes
Change of Direction is an Early Baserunning drill working athleticism.  Execute these movements to finish up the warm up and get heart rates up.  While...Read More
notes Notes:
Start middle, back to front, finish through far cone.
Throwing No Partner Throwing #2 stopwatch 1:15-1:25 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:
Focus on legs and the loaded throwing position. Feel the burn!!
Quick Defense Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 1:25-1:30 timer 5 Minutes
Four-Corner Receiving is a drill to work on catching the baseball (basic receiving for beginning baseball players).  It is easy to execute, safe for beginning...Read More
notes Notes:
Glove shoulder, throwing shoulder, glove-side hip, opposite hip.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 1:35-1:50 timer 15 Minutes
Teach an understanding of the four GB steps.
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 1:50-2:05 timer 15 Minutes
Dropstep, crossover, go.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Wiffle Ball
stopwatch 2:10-2:25 timer 15 Minutes
Get swings, gain info on athlete skill level.
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 2:25-2:40 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH - start with legs.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Base Hit Turns stopwatch 2:45-2:55 timer 10 Minutes
A Base Hit Turn is the action taken by a baserunner while rounding first after a base hit.  The ball has reached the outfield safely, which means the...Read More
notes Notes:
First review Home-to-First. Then, use cones to force the banana curve. Encourage aggressive turn.
Mental / Finish Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 2:55-3:00 timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
notes Notes:
Find a backstop, set the line, everyone gets two shots.

"Goal Example: Hit .400 this season. Goals earn us two big things: 1) Achievement; and, 2) Personal Development"

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Achievement: ego, game ball, all-star team (stuff easily forgotten)
  •  Development: Physical (improved swing, more power, better eye) + Character (work ethic, persistence, adversity)
  •  Setting goals is a skill, skills take practice. We start today: What are OUR team goals?