Sharks March 18 Practice #1

Team Name
Start Time
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 5:45-6:00 timer 15 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:
1-4 athletes = 1 hitter / 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
THROWING Two Knee Catch stopwatch 6:00-6:10 timer 10 Minutes
Two Knee Catch 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:
Work on throwing technique - reach, cobra (arm back, shield, tap/tap/tap opposite thigh; Quickly and safely gauge the skill level of throwers.
WARM UP OBSTACLE RACE Obstacle Course stopwatch 6:10-6:20 timer 10 Minutes
Obstacle Course is a Warm Up drill is designed for fun.  Run this early in the season to help break the ice and get kids to loosen up and smile.  The...Read More
notes Notes:
Obstacle (2 teams) Quick Feet Ladder (2 ladders)- one to 1st base (team 1), one to 3rd base (team 2); Bat Forehead Spin (3 times), then long toss ball to outfield; Shuffle feet back to home plate - its a race to see which team finished 1st (Break the ice, build relationships, draw out smiles!)
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Ground Ball Fundies overview, then reps from Fielding Triangle (R / L / Shuffle / Throw); have our "catch" net to throw ball to...
Box Drills
stopwatch 6:32-6:44 timer 12 Minutes
Box Drills - catch & throw (L&R); underhand flip (L&R);
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 6:44-6:56 timer 12 Minutes
Weighted balls: focus foundation - athletic position of power & stability
BASERUNNING Tagging Up stopwatch 6:56-7:06 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:
Teach concept of tagging up
LIVE BATTING Live BP stopwatch 7:06-7:26 timer 20 Minutes
Live BP is a catch-all drill for "batting practice."  For Dugout Captain practice plans, this drill can mean using a different device (tee, soft toss,...Read More
notes Notes:
1 at bat per player - count balls / strikes and run on 1st hit; rotate each of 3 groups - 1 group at time ready to hit in dugout

"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)