Practice #3

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Practice #3
Nolensville Field #1
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Early Activity Practice #3 stopwatch 11:50-12:00 timer 10 Minutes
notes Notes:
Set up cones, fly ball machine
Warm Up (Running) Dyn Warm Up 10U #1 stopwatch 12:00-12:10 timer 10 Minutes
~ SEE "EXECUTION KEYS" BELOW FOR AGE-SPECIFIC SUGGESTION LIST ~ The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a...Read More
notes Notes:
Split in half, drop gloves start/finish: 1) Jog 25/50; 2) bottom kickers; 3) high knees; 4) walking lunge; 5) back pedal; 6) sprint 75/100
Warm Up (Roll, Toss, Throw)) Practice #3 stopwatch 12:10-12:20 timer 10 Minutes
notes Notes:
Partner up: 1) Roll grounders (field w/ triangle); 2) Underhand toss; 3) Knee throws (throwing side knee down, rotate body when throw); 4) Stand-up throws (competition - step back)
Throwing (Around the Horn) Practice #3 stopwatch 12:20-12:34 timer 14 Minutes
notes Notes:
3 teams. Start at home, go to 3B, and so on (use cones 1st couple of times). Practice 1st, then time each team to see who can get around fastest (have to make a tag on ghost runner when catch it).
Throwing (20/20) Practice #3 stopwatch 12:34-12:35 timer 1 Minutes
notes Notes:
3B to 2B and back (equal lines behind each base, throw, then run to the other base [out of the way] to end of line. 3 bad throws or drops before you're out. try to get 20 throws. (1st time - see who can stay in game longest)
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Fundamentals: Fly Balls
stopwatch 12:40-12:45 timer 5 Minutes
Olympics – Outfield
stopwatch 12:45-12:50 timer 5 Minutes
Outfield Approach
stopwatch 12:50-12:55 timer 5 Minutes
Four Corner Receiving
stopwatch 12:55-13:00 timer 5 Minutes
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 13:00-13:05 timer 5 Minutes
Wiffle Circle
stopwatch 13:05-13:10 timer 5 Minutes
3 Step Hitting
stopwatch 13:10-13:15 timer 5 Minutes
Olympics – Hitting
stopwatch 13:15-13:20 timer 5 Minutes
Water Balloon BP
stopwatch 13:20-13:35 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Running to First Home to First stopwatch 13:40-13:50 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:
Remember to look right after running through bag (go 2B on overthrow)
Stealing Airplane Take Offs stopwatch 13:50-13:55 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:
Combine w/ leads and steals below
Leads and Steals Leads & Breaks stopwatch 13:55-14:00 timer 5 Minutes
Leads & Breaks is run either at the beginning (Early Baserunning) or end of practice (Baserunning).  It involves sprint work infused with leadoff...Read More
notes Notes:
Always take a lead when not stealing
Practice #3 stopwatch 14:00-14:15 timer 15 Minutes
notes Notes:
Grand Prize Game! Soft toss into buckets
Finish Work Hard / Life Lesson stopwatch 14:15-14:20 timer 5 Minutes
Work Hard It’s Hard Work to Work Hard There are many quotes, cliches, and stereotypes associated with hard work. With my Dad being from the Midwest and...Read More
notes Notes:
1) What part of softball do you think is most fun? 2) what is your fav drill and why? 3) share fun story about a great practice or something cool from one of our games; 4) involve one new fun prop each week (hula hoop, water balloons, etc.)