PRACTICE 8  Focus: Agility, Pitching/Catching, Infield Dailies, Hitting, Catching, Throwing, Fly's, Fielding Circuit, Base Running

 

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

  • Running with their glove tucked in and out of cones

  • Every other time, have the player drop step around the cone

  • Stationary feeds to a player with no glove

  • Have player get into a proper fielding position and roll balls directly to them so their feet can stay stationary

  • Focus is on getting the player into the proper fielding position and reaching out for the ball with their glove hand palm facing the ball and throwing hand over the glove hand

  • Roll 3 to each and rotate

Hitting  (30 Min)

 

  • 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
  • Sacrifice Bunts
    • Athletic stance with feet opened up towards pitcher
    • Bat start at the top of the strike zone
    • Bat is at eye level
    • All pitches above the bat, the bat is pulled back
    • All pitches in the strike zone, the legs get the bat to the ball
    • Arms are flexed and upon contact a small push can be made to the ball
    • Bat is slightly angled for placement down 3rd and 1st

Base Running  (10 Min)

 

Catching/Throwing/Fly’s  (15 Min)

Infield Dailies (10 Min)
  • Dailies are performed by two players that are 5-7 feet apart
  • If the players are having difficult feeding to each other and it's not efficient, have the coaches step in

Fielding Circuit (20 Min)

 

  • Circuit 2 (5 Min)
    • Equal players are positioned at short stop, and 2nd
    • The player at short stop fields a ball from a coach at home and throws to 1st, then rotates to 2nd
    • The player at 2nd fields a ball from a coach at home and throws to 3rd, then rotates to short stop

Pitching (20 Min)

 

Catching

  • Setup/Positioning
    • Feet are shoulder width apart
    • Knees fully bent
    • Back is straight
    • Glove arm is at 90 degree with glove opened towards pitcher
    • Throwing hand is behind back

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