Royals Practice Plan A

Team Name
Start Time
End Time
Warm Up Wiffle Circle stopwatch 4:30-4:31 timer 1 Minutes
Wiffle Circle is an Early Activity drill that can be run during the 15-minutes prior to practice start time.  It can also be ran as a pre-game drill...Read More
notes Notes:
Players need helmets and bats. 3 cones for hitting stations spread out to give players room. 1 cone for coach to pitch from. One swing and rotate. Stragglers shag until their turn.
Baserunning Home to First stopwatch 4:31-4:39 timer 8 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:
Break down 6-10 Ft. past bag. Break down look right, return via shuffle step behind cones.
Throwing No Partner Throwing #1 stopwatch 4:39-4:49 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:
10 cones set up in front of individual buckets. back foot against cone, make "X" point glove rock back and let it fly. 2 Wiffles, 3 Tennis, one baseball. Go get them.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Hula Hoop Throwing
stopwatch 4:54-5:06 timer 12 Minutes
Fielding Triange, ankle eye toward target, step and throw through hula hoop
Two Spot Receiving
stopwatch 5:06-5:18 timer 12 Minutes
Lance: 3-4 cones each player at a cone. Ball above the belt thumbs together, below pinkies together. Coach hit the glove teach them to squeeze glove and catch ball
3 Step Hitting
stopwatch 5:18-5:30 timer 12 Minutes
3 cones next to home plate. Toes to red cones, step to blue cone. step/load swing hard. use hitting net. 1 round tee, next soft toss. try to hit the bat
Finish Treasure Map Challenge stopwatch 5:30-5:35 timer 5 Minutes
The Treasure Map Challenge is a great way to introduce the baseball field, positions, and names to your players. Use the concept of a treasure map to peak...Read More
notes Notes:
set out cones w/ position labels on bottom side. give kids map have them find the position.

"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.