Week Seven Practice Plan
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This past week our team won three games and lost one. While I am seeing a lot of improvement, the players saw a faster pitcher this past week. A few of my players were excited to hit against faster pitching while several were intimidated. When facing a fast pitcher, a good compact swing makes all the difference in the world. I have to remind my players that pitching does not get slower as they move up in age groups. This weeks practice is going to focus on hitting. Here is this week’s practice plan.
6:00 Warm up jog to fence and back, Dynamic stretching
6:05 Warm up playing catch
6:10 Team discussion about the quality effort put into each and every drill. Review how to be relaxed and focused in the batters box and stepping out with one foot between pitches in order to take the sign.
6:15 Run hitting circuit.
One player on deck at each station and one player working that station. After six minutes are up, on deck player steps into that station while the player who just finished that station moves on to the next station and becomes that stations on deck player. If you have twelve players, each player will get thirty minutes of quality work.
2 minutes of plastic bat & balls right hand only swing of knee
2 minutes left hand only
2 minutes both hands
2 minutes off tee behind back, squish the bug
2 minutes off tee slow easy perfect compact swings
2 minutes off tee full speed compact swings
2 or 4 minutes soft toss into net or fence (if no problem, only 2 minutes)
2 to 4 minutes soft toss broom stick and wiffle golf balls
2 minutes bunt straight
2 minutes bunt 1st base line
2 minutes bunt 3rd base line
2 minutes bunting, pitching machine or live pitching
4 minutes hitting, pitching machine or live pitching
7:30 Practice is over on time except for pitchers and catchers
Pitchers start working on Wrist Snaps while catchers get their equipment on.
7:35 Pitchers work on K's
Catchers work on Blocking Drill
7:40 Pitchers Walk Through Drill
Catchers work on the Bunt Drill
If we do not have as many catchers as pitchers, the parent will have to continue catching and we will rotate the catchers so they become familiar with the pitchers.
7:45 Distance Pitch Drill
Catchers Developing A Strong Throw To Second Base
7:50 Regular pitching and catching.
7:55 Pass ball drill
8:00 Practice is over
We have four league games again this week (two nights of double headers). I'll let you know how we did in next week’s newsletter. Please, use the
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Until next week, I'll see you on the field.