Practice March 27 – 90 Minutes

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Practice March 27 – 90 Minutes
Field 3 -- Pan Pacific Park
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Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 5:45-5:55 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:
3 Cones 5-7 yds apart. Jog (25%,50%,75%);Side Shuffle; Butt Kickers;High Knees;Lunges;Run backward;Sprints (100%)
Throwing No Partner Throwing #1 stopwatch 5:55-6:10 timer 15 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:
Each kid gets 4-6 wiffle, tennis, soft toss balls. One cone per kid; Goals to coach their form and to get them to trow far.
Quick Defense Ground Ball Quick Catch stopwatch 6:10-6:20 timer 10 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:
3 lines of 3-4 kids; 1 coach each line with 3-4 balls; each kid catches and fields a ground ball twice. Work on form with your group
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How to Coach: Pitching #1
stopwatch 6:25-6:40 timer 15 Minutes
Work on form as a group and then let each kid execute with 4-5 pitches to the coach
How To Coach: Hitting #2
stopwatch 6:40-6:55 timer 15 Minutes
Last week we worked on legs; this drill works on arms and swing.
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 6:55-7:10 timer 15 Minutes
Same as last week
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Home to First stopwatch 7:15-7:25 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:
Same baserunning drill as last week; run through home toward coach 12-15 ft past first; see video for cone set up
Finish Practice March 27 – 90 Minutes stopwatch 7:25-7:30 timer 5 Minutes
notes Notes:

"Lock in! Watch, listen, think... right here, right now."

– Dan Keller (Dugout Captain)


  •  Understand the why and how behind each drill at practice.
  •  Hear, don’t just listen
  •  Focus Reset Button for competition: Routine to follow when focus has slipped.