Wed. 3/24/21

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Mission Sports park
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Early Activity Wiffle Cricket stopwatch 4:45-5:00 timer 15 Minutes
Wiffle Cricket is a drill used primarily as an Early Activity.  It involves only wiffle balls, so no athletes are throwing before being warm, and can...Read More
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Warm Up Dyn Warm Up 14U #2 stopwatch 5:00-5:10 timer 10 Minutes
~ SEE "EXECUTION KEYS" BELOW FOR AGE-SPECIFIC SUGGESTION LIST ~ The Dynamic Warm Up is today's warm up routine.  Gone are the days of standing in a...Read More
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Early Tagging Up stopwatch 5:10-5:15 timer 5 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
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Throwing Long Toss Competition stopwatch 5:15-5:25 timer 10 Minutes
Long Toss Competition is a fun throwing competition to run at the end of a throwing segment.  Teach, then throw, finish by competing.  This helps to...Read More
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Quick Defense Running Darts stopwatch 5:25-5:30 timer 5 Minutes
Running Darts is a great drill to run during Quick Defense.  Before using this type of throw during a rundown drill, executing Running Darts as a...Read More
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  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
2 Lines, 1 Coach
stopwatch 5:35-5:50 timer 15 Minutes
Side-to-Side Bucket Fly Balls
stopwatch 5:50-6:05 timer 15 Minutes
BP Reps: Front Toss
stopwatch 6:05-6:20 timer 15 Minutes
BP Reps: Soft Toss
stopwatch 6:20-6:35 timer 15 Minutes
and Tee
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
Dueling Fungoes
stopwatch 6:40-6:55 timer 15 Minutes
Ground Ball Put Outs
stopwatch 6:55-7:10 timer 15 Minutes
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
Baserunning Sprint Intervals stopwatch 7:15-7:25 timer 10 Minutes
Sprint intervals are sets of 4-8 sprints designed to really work the heart! Explosive power is the primary benefit to sprint work. However, when recovery...Read More
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Finish FAILURE / Life Lesson stopwatch 7:25-7:30 timer 5 Minutes
FAILURE Win or Learn. Not win or lose. We're going to eliminate that fear of failure, by taking a win or learn approach. The faster we fail, the more quickly...Read More
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Win or Learn. Not win or lose. We’re going to eliminate that fear of failure, by taking a win or learn approach. The faster we fail, the more quickly we learn. The more quickly we learn, the faster we develop. But that takes guts. That takes a willingness to fail and an environment that promotes learning, rather than losing. So as parents and coaches, let’s create that environment – how can we do it? We’ve got to remove that fear of failure. Last week we talked about aggression. What a great start in doing so. How else can we create that environment of growth? 1. Wear a Lab Coat to Practice – Go get a lab coat. Find anything that screams scientist and wear it to practice. We’re going to create an environment where this is our lab and scientists don’t lose from an experiment they learn. So let’s create an environment where we are scientists. Get your lab coat on. 2. Learn to Get Hit – Let’s eliminate the fear of the baseball by bringing some tennis balls and pegging your athletes. See below for the drill of the week: Scared of Getting Hit and remove that fear of failure by training it like a skill. I’m going to learn how to get hit by a baseball. Eliminate any fear of getting hit and pair that with those aggressive swings from last week. There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing that timid athlete come out of their shoes and start building confidence… as we eliminate fear and promote aggression Fear. It’s certainly not going away. We’re just going to learn how to use it. We’re gonna munch on that fear like an energy bar. Play hard, have fun. Conversation Questions Where are you currently struggling at school? What skill is particularly challenging as a player right now? Name one way you’ve learned from “failing” in the past. Athlete Challenge Do the thing that scares you the most! Fly balls? Start with 10 wiffle flies per day. Ground balls? Start with slow rollers and get to work.