Practice Plan

Having a written practice plan ahead of time will help you focus on and accomplish your practice goals. Planning will keep all of your players working on something. You do not want any player standing around being bored. You can organize your own plan and incorporate other drills you have learned.

Fastpitch drills that will help the coach bring their players to the next level. When you look at the practice plans, you will see drills that are described here. If you have a drill that you would like to add to this page, submit it by going to the "Coaches Input" tab in the right hand menu. If you submit a drill that gets added to the list, I will credit you with a by line.

Practice Plans I was coaching a young 12U team in the summer of 2010. We practiced twice a week until the season started, then we only practice once per week. We play games two nights per week and we also played weekend tournaments. I wrote a practice plan for each week and saved those plans here in the form of a newsletter.

The batting circuit described below will cycle your team through several stations in a timely manor. The plan will help you focus on and accomplish your goals.

I like to keep pitching practice to one hour with a water break about half way through. I keep this completely separate from other team practices. I do not want to distract from the goal for each event. I also like to involve my catchers so they get a little extra work and grow right along with the other half of the battery.

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You Are Important

The coach is the person who communicates with parents, players, umpires, other coaches and your local associations. You facilitate the team by making sure all the equipment is there when it is needed. Most important are the players. You are teaching more than the skills and strategies of fastpitch. The ability to gracefully deal with success and failure, the persistence to keep trying and the confidence that these young ladies learn from you is priceless.

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