White Sox

Team Name
White Sox
John Burroughs Middle School
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EARLY ACTIVITY Waiter Tray Receiving stopwatch 5:15-5:30 timer 15 Minutes
Waiter Tray Receiving is an introductory activity to drill receiving or outfield skills during the Quick Defense portion of practice.  The goal of this...Read More
notes Notes:
Parking lot activity before taking field.
WARM UP Dyn Warm Up 8U #1 stopwatch 5:30-5:40 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
notes Notes:
One coach runs this while the other two set up field. Do hop, hop alligator.
Stations (Groups rotate halfway through block)
How To Coach: Hitting #1
stopwatch 5:40-5:52 timer 12 Minutes
Work on hitting fundamentals
Fundamentals: Ground Balls
stopwatch 5:52-6:05 timer 13 Minutes
Ground ball fundamentals. Recruit a volunteer parent or older sibling to play first base. Drill from second base.
No Partner Throwing #1
stopwatch 6:05-6:20 timer 15 Minutes
Work on throwing fundamentals.
  WATER BREAK (5min)  
BASERUNNING Early Baserunning LIVE stopwatch 6:25-6:35 timer 10 Minutes
Dugout Captain's Dan Keller leads a young team through the Early Baserunning portion of practice. This is nothing more than adding baserunning fundamentals...Read More
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Focus on running through first base on grounders.
FINISH Base Hit Turns stopwatch 6:35-6:40 timer 5 Minutes
A Base Hit Turn is the action taken by a baserunner while rounding first after a base hit.  The ball has reached the outfield safely, which means the...Read More
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Finish with making a base hit turn.

"The most important quality I look for in a player is accountability. You've got to be accountable for who you are. It's too easy to blame things on someone else."

– Lenny Wilkens (HOF NBA Coach)


  •  The unwillingness to quit, the determination to find a solution, or the desire to complete a task. Get it done!
  •  The effort to get the project or task done when the first, second and third tries all go unsuccessful. Think responsibility 2.0!
  •  The champion holds himself accountable for the performance of the group and finds a way to push everyone towards success and accomplishment. Responsibilities can and will change, accountability does not!