Practice #5

Team Name
Skytower Park
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End Time
Early Activity Home Run Derby stopwatch 3:45-4:00 timer 15 Minutes
A fun Hitting Station or Early Activity Drill, Home Run Derby brings out coach's inner Chris Berman - back, back, back, back... GONE!  Designed to be...Read More
notes Notes:
Create a small stadium for wiffle ball HR's.
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:
Add new movements, build focus on technique rather than speed.
Early Baserunning Fundamentals: Sliding stopwatch 4:10-4:15 timer 5 Minutes
Fundamentals of Sliding is a drill designed to introduce athletes to the proper way to execute a feet-first slide.  Safety is paramount to sliding and...Read More
notes Notes:
Reinforce the Figure 4. Safety first - find good grass or use a prop.
Throwing Feet In Concrete stopwatch 4:15-4:25 timer 10 Minutes
Feet in Concrete is a throwing drill typically done as part of the Throwing Progression (a routine to follow while warming the arm up).  Depending on...Read More
notes Notes:
Throw only on coach's verbal. Establish YOUR rhythm. Continue into catch play.
Quick Defense Four Corner Receiving stopwatch 4:25-4:30 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:
Back up and speed up. Train receiving and improve skills.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Layer instruction: slow and broken, with focus on footwork.
No Goals – GB Competition
stopwatch 4:50-5:05 timer 15 Minutes
GB Reps + Competition
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Live BP
stopwatch 5:10-5:40 timer 30 Minutes
2 vs. 3 stations?
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Tagging Up stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 Minutes
DC recommends running Tagging Up during Early Baserunning.  Use final 4-6 sprints and review tagging up fundamentals. EXECUTION - First athlete jogs...Read More
notes Notes:
(1) First-to-Third sprints using secondary extensions. (2) Tag up and score.
Mental / Finish Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:55-6:00 timer 5 Minutes
Life Lesson discussions provide the opportunity to briefly talk about the characteristics of a champion.  Use the Dugout Captain suggestions for each...Read More
notes Notes:

"Missed more than 9000 shots. 26 potential game-winners. Lost 300 games. “Failed” over and over. THAT is why I succeed!"

– Michael Jordan

NO FEAR (of failure)

  •  Play free! Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.
  •  Learn from your mistakes (embrace them, don't endorse them)
  •  Grow, grow, grow - Always learn, always improve, always push ahead.