Week B - Day 1

15U & Up - Remote Practice

Ready to Work?

Before we jump in, you need to grab a few things:

  • Water Bottle 

  • Bat / Batting Gloves

  • Tee

  • Net / Backstop

  • Bucket of Balls

  • Glove

  • Intense Focus

1.Stretch

Dynamic Stretching

Use the program from Winter Workouts or follow this video. Stretch with Intent and Purpose. To unluck your power and speed, you need to be warmed up and ready to go! 

2.Hit

TEE WORK - OVERVIEW

Our tee workout is designed to help hitters stay consistent with their mechanics while implementing a strong mental approach each swing. Too many unnecessary drills are out there that takes a hitter away from his comfortable hitting stance and mechanics. This disrupts the consistency a hitter needs to become complete. Our design has our hitters swinging from their stance, no eyewash, no unnecessary movements. the hitter will get his work in while using his stance and mechanics he will use in a game.

  • FIRST TIME THROUGH USE A WOOD BAT. SECOND TIME THROUGH USE YOUR METAL GAME BAT

  • FOR LEFTIES THINK OPPOSITE AS TO WHAT IS LISTED.

TEE WORK - REPS

SET 1 Middle pitch (Normal belt height tee) 15 swings taking the ball up the middle.The focus on this task- Keeping front side on the pitch and hands inside the ball.Result we want- low liner up the middle.

SET 2 High Tee drill (middle pitch, set tee high) 15 swings taking the ball up the middle.
The focus on this drill- controlling the barrel to stay “up” in the first part of the swing while staying above and inside the ball with the hand-path.
     Result we want- high to low line drive up the middle (right center/left center is also fine)

SET 3 Inside pitch drill (set tee in front and in, belt high)
15 swings.
The focus- staying inside the ball and letting the location of the pitch pull the ball for you, don’t force it.
     Result we want- left center gap (not dead pull).

SET 4 Outside pitch drill (set tee away and slightly deeper in zone then the middle pitch, belt high)
15 swings.


Focus on keeping stride straight as front side stays on the pitch, then controlling hands to stay inside the ball.
     Result we want- right center gap.

Mindset

Keep your focus on why you are doing this. What is your intention? What are you looking to correct or repeat.  We are looking for quality over  quantity. Visualize yourself in a game situation and get into a rhythmn. 

3.Throw

Throwing

Warm-up Throw - Standard progression used during winter practices. Extend to long toss then work back in. Step towards your target, work your glove side with hands above ve your shoulders, power your lower half through the throw, engage your push off leg consistently. 

4.Infield

InField Reps

On Knee proper technique ground ball progression. Best with partner, if no partner use a wall

Step 1 - NO GLOVE - Forehand - 20 Reps, Direct/Front 20 Reps, Backhand. 20 Reps 

Step 2 - GLOVE - Forehand - 20 Reps, Direct/Front 20 Reps, Backhand. 20 Reps 

Tee Time w/Coach Dan

Tee Time w/Coach Dan

Infield Reps - Part 2

Infield: Standing- Athletic position rolls working on prep step- 10 direct, 10 Glove side, 10 back hand and 10 direct Then go to FUNGO if possible. If you can, do this at SS and make throws to first base

 

REVIEW video below

Short Fungo Drill

Stable athletic position on knees with a partner partner hitting grounders. This drill will improve hand-eye coordination and isolates glove hand work to appropriately field the ball. Notice the fielder following the ball with his eyes and bringing his glove to his chest. 

3 Sets of 10 grounders.

Coach Lou - Gauntlet Drill

St Joseph's Assistant Baseball Coach, Coach Lou, breaks it down for you...

1st ball right at next rollout backhand final ball glove side, then back to center and repeat. Do cycles of 5 to each spot, high energy 15 ground balls in about 20 seconds, focus on 2 hands out front right at - to open backhand eyes behind glove to inside part of throwing foot - glove side rounding ball, 2 hands inside part of glove foot working through the ball in rhythm and tempo

5.Outfield

Outfield Field Reps

On Knee proper technique - fly ball progression. Best with partner, if no partner toss in the air

Step 1 - NO GLOVE - Forehand - 20 Reps, Direct/Front 20 Reps, Backhand. 20 Reps 

Step 2 - GLOVE - Forehand - 20 Reps, Direct/Front 20 Reps, Backhand. 20 Reps 

Outfield Reps - Part 2

Outfield: Standing- Athletic position rolls working on prep step- 10 direct, 10 Glove side, 10 backhand and 10 direct

 

Then go to FUNGO if possible. If you can, do this in CF  and make throws to second base

 

REVIEW video below

Congrats!

You're Done!

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