PRACTICE 13   Focus: Throwing, Fielding/Footwork, Hitting, Team Scrimmage Player Pitching

 

Agility Warm Up  (10 Min)

 

 

  • With a glove, player shuffles left and when in front of the ball, breaks down into the proper fielding position and then shuffles to the ball opposite and repeats
  • Encourage staying athletic
  • Do this 3 times to each side
  • With a glove, player starts at bottom right cone and sprints forward to the cone ahead, back pedals to bottom left cone and approaches the ladder and ball breaking down into a proper fielding position

Pitchers/Catchers Warm Up (20 Min)

Catching/Throwing (10 Min)

 

Infield Dailies (10 Min)

Hitting  (25 Min)

 

  • Tee
    • Athletic stance with no stride approach
    • Feet positioned straight or slightly inward with weight on the inside
    • Feet are positioned just outside the shoulders with equal weight on each
    • Have the player just get to contact and through to extension starting slow then progressively getting faster maintaining proper form
    • Focus on staying athletic through to extension with chin staying down
    • Have the player take a full swing finishing high at the shoulder
    • Position the tee to the middle contact point and have the player take a full swing
  • Soft Toss
    • Coach kneels to the side and slightly in front of batter
    • Coach slowly tosses the ball to batters strike zone
    • Batter swings through with focus points above
  • Front Toss
    • Coach pitches from 12-15 feet away
    • Keep focus on proper mechanics
    • Make necessary adjustments

Team Scrimmage Player Pitching(60 Min)

 

  • Live scrimmage with the player pitching
  • Allow the player to pitch a maximum of 4 balls to each batter to keep things moving
  • Teams are split up in to groups of 2-3
  • They rotate to hit 2 times, then rotate to defense
  • Every swing is live with the batter running
  • Have the batters stay on the base if they are safe to work on base running as well as having different defensive situations
  • Players are in appropriate defensive positions
  • Coaches are on the field helping communicate where the play is
  • Coaches can walk around asking players if they get the ball where is the play, what are they going to do with the ball
  • Encourage communication on the field

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