Rangers – Practice #2

Team Name
Hollymead Upper
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EARLY ACTIVITY 2 Lines, 1 Coach stopwatch 5:15-5:30 timer 15 Minutes
2 Lines, 1 Coach is a simple name for a simple drill.  Options include running this drill as an Early Activity, or during station instruction.  Coach...Read More
notes Notes:
Who can hit the tennis ball the farthest
STRETCH/WARM UP Fundamentals: Dynamic Warm Up stopwatch 5:30-5:45 timer 15 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:
Interval Sprints/Side Shuffle/Back Shuffle/Butt Kickers/High Knee/Full Sprint
WARM UP To THROW Rangers – Practice #2 stopwatch 5:45-5:55 timer 10 Minutes
notes Notes:
Toss underhand, throw close/mid/far, flies
ADMIN 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:
Admin: practice/game sched, updating availibility, roster lineup rules, masks
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
SIGNS Airplane Take Offs stopwatch 6:05-6:10 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:
Bunt/Steal/Take - assign signs and discuss why each is important
BASERUNNING (Off.) What is: Baserunning & Conditioning stopwatch 6:10-6:15 timer 5 Minutes
A descriptive segment highlighting Dugout Captain practice absolute #7 - Baserunning / Conditioning.  This segment is run late in practice because of...Read More
notes Notes:
Strategy & Awareness can turn a game - Pop fly, Dropped 3rd strike, Steals (draw throw to 2nd so 3rd base runner can score), Rounding bases efficiently saves steps (who's the fastest - tight base-rounder!)
Home to First & Round Home to First stopwatch 6:15-6:20 timer 5 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:
Race to/through first reading 1st base coach cue (fast base rounder), pickle?
Pop-ups Breaks stopwatch 6:20-6:25 timer 5 Minutes
Breaks are essentially steal first-movements, done without a lead.  For those athletes that can NOT leadoff, breaks work the athletic position at the...Read More
notes Notes:
Pop Fly (coach hit/throw up in air) with runners on (stay or go?)
Stealing Leads & Breaks stopwatch 6:25-6:35 timer 10 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:
Stealing - leads, watch signs, take inititiave (things happen fast - circus?)
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING (Def.) 1st & 3rd Baserunning stopwatch 6:40-7:00 timer 20 Minutes
1st & 3rd Baserunning is a team offense drill to run during the baserunning segment of practice.  Your team will need to cover the 1st / 3rd situation...Read More
notes Notes:
BACKUP EVERYTHING (cue the circus music!), dropped 3rd strike, pop fly, stealing 2nd with runner on 3rd, stealing third
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
LIVE SCRIMMAGE Rangers – Practice #2 stopwatch 7:05-7:30 timer 25 Minutes
notes Notes:
Scrimmage - split team evenly - kid pitch volunteers
FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 7:30-7:35 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:

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

– Derek Jeter, NY Yankees ('95-'14)


  •  Working hard is a habit, and habits must be earned. DECIDE to work hard daily!
  •  Find a way. Won’t always feel like working hard. Compete, challenge another, grind.
  •  "Practice is what you make of it,” Raul Ibanez (1996-2014)