Week B - Day 1

8U-14U - Remote Practice

1.Sprint 

Get Running!

  • Pace off 20 yards

  • Sprints 4 X 20 yrds

  • Not sure how far? Grab a ruler and measure how long your stride is. 

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 w/COACH  DAN

Off-Speed Tee Work

TEE WORK w/COACH  DAN

Off-Speed Tee Work

3.Throw

Throw

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 Warm-ups​

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 

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.

Side to Side Shuffles

Setting up two cones about 10 feet apart.  Player is in front of them.   Each cone a ball is rolled , player fields out in front clean, flip back to partner then shuffle to the other cone. Repeat- do these in rounds of 6( 3 per cone)  and do it 5 sets 

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 

Bare-hand Angle Drill

Left 10 throws , Right 10 throws . Do this for 2  sets.   Working on drop  step and  full body control.  Then work on misdirection.  Do this for 2 sets.  Working both sides.

Glove Angle Drill

Same as above, now use the glove. Left 10 throws , Right 10 throws . Do this for 2  sets.   Working on drop  step and  full body control.  Then work on misdirection.  Do this for 2 sets.  Working both sides.

Congrats!

You're Done!

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