GOAL: Continue repetitions of infield
and outfield fielding at the same time while still teaching proper
techniques. This will help the practice to move faster.
First 5 Minutes
Talk to the players and encourage them to work hard and have fun. Concentrate on better technique today and
tell the players what will be done during this practice.
Next 5 Minutes (Stretching)
Stretch legs for two minutes and stretch arms for two minutes. Stretching
prepares the muscles to prevent injury. The last minute should be used to jog
around the field once.
Next 10 Minutes (Warm Ups)
be getting more accurate with their throws. Pair off the players with each
other and line them up 10 to 12 feet apart. Make sure there is enough room to
consider errant throws. Have them toss the ball back and forth;
20–25 throws should be sufficient.
Using adults as back-ups to cover
errant throws would be helpful.
Remember, the more throws, the better.
Next 3 Minutes (Water Break)
Give the players time to break for water. It is extremely important for the
players to remain hydrated at all times. But have them hustle back to the
Next 25 Minutes (Infield and Outfield Positions Working
One coach hits ground balls to the infielders and one coach hits pop flies
to the outfielders. This allows repetition of grounders and fly balls to the
various positions. Keep the focus on proper technique.
End of Practice
End practice with a lap around the bases. Then, while the players are
drinking water, huddle them together for a talk. Take this time to recognize
the work that was done well, but also discuss what needs improvement. Tell
the players the next practice (or game) time and follow up with an email to
their parents. Make sure the players and parents know that you will work on
sliding at the next practice.
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