GOAL: Continue to work on crucial fundamentals of fielding and hitting.
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)
Add some stretching exercises that you haven't been using previously. This
will ensure that the players aren't getting lazy with this necessary routine.
Stretch legs for two minutes and stretch arms for two minutes. The last
minute should be used to jog around the field once.
Next 10 Minutes (Tossing)
Pair off the players 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. As the arms become loose, the last 10 tosses should be long tosses
– as far as can be thrown.
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 field.
Next 25 Minutes (Station Drills)
You will be using two stations at the same time.
Station 1 (infield players): A
coach hits ground balls to the infielders. In the first two rounds, the ball
is thrown to home plate. In the second two rounds, the ball is thrown to second
base. In the third two rounds, the ball is thrown to first base. The second
baseman covers second base when balls are hit to the left side of the
infield. Thr shortstop covers second base when balls are hit to the right
side of the infield. The shortstop covers second base when balls are hit back
Station 2 (soft toss hitting):
Those players not fielding will hit balls while a coach throws soft
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
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