Tuesday Practice 2/21/17

Team Name
North Weddington Field 1
Start Time
06:00 pm
End Time
EARLY ACTIVITY Wiffle Circle stopwatch 3:45-4:00 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
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1-4 athletes = 1 hitter / 5-7 athletes = 2 hitters / 8+ athletes = 3 hitters
WARM UP Backyard Clean Up stopwatch 4:00-4:10 timer 10 Minutes
Backyard Clean up is an activity run during the 15-minute window before practice.  As it is completely centered on fun, Backyard Clean Up could fill any...Read More
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Break the ice, build relationships, draw out smiles!
THROWING Structured Catch Play stopwatch 4:10-4:20 timer 10 Minutes
Playing catch is the most important "drill" you will ever run as a coach! Structured Catch Play is more than just a drill.  It's actually more of an organized,...Read More
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Quickly and safely gauge the skill level of throwers.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Freeze Drills
stopwatch 4:20-4:35 timer 15 Minutes
(1) Stride & Load, (2) Contact, (3) Finish
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 4:35-4:50 timer 15 Minutes
TEACH - Legs first
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Buffet Drill stopwatch 4:55-5:05 timer 10 Minutes
The Buffet Drill is most effectively run as a Quick Defense drill and combines four movements of baseball athleticism into a fun, quick activity.  Run...Read More
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Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
BP Reps: Wiffle Ball
stopwatch 5:05-5:15 timer 10 Minutes
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 5:15-5:25 timer 10 Minutes
Live BP
stopwatch 5:25-5:35 timer 10 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws stopwatch 5:35-5:40 timer 5 Minutes
Bucket Free Throws is a fun competition to finish practice with.  It is, as it sounds, the simple challenge of making a baseball into a bucket.  Just...Read More
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MENTAL / FINISH Life Lesson Discussion stopwatch 5:40-5:45 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
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HARD WORK - Establish a culture of hard work
Live BP stopwatch 5:45-6:00 timer 15 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
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"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)