Sharks Practice Plan A

Team Name
Start Time
End Time
Warm Up Hula Hoop Throwing stopwatch 4:59-5:00 timer 1 Minutes
Hula Hoop Throwing is a drill designed to work on basic throwing mechanics.  Highlights include stepping with the opposite foot and utilizing a proper...Read More
notes Notes:
Early drill as kids show up 1-2 lines, roll ball have kids throw through the hula hoop
Baserunning Home to First stopwatch 5:00-5:08 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 behind cones.
Throwing No Partner Throwing #1 stopwatch 5:08-5:18 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.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
2 Lines, 1 Coach
stopwatch 5:18-5:28 timer 10 Minutes
Modified-Pitcher first base practice
Two Spot Receiving
stopwatch 5:28-5:38 timer 10 Minutes
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
Hitting Grip and Stance
stopwatch 5:38-5:48 timer 10 Minutes
Paul- Combine with 3 step hitting
Live BP
stopwatch 5:48-5:58 timer 10 Minutes
Introduce pitching machine to the kids, someone comfortable with the machine.
Finish Treasure Map Challenge stopwatch 5:58-6:08 timer 10 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. Parents and coaches clean up gear please

"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.