Drills and Practice PlansUpdated Friday January 4, 2013 by Barrington Little League.
The goal of the Instructional division is to provide players with a fun initiation into the very basic concepts of baseball. Over the course of the season, we hope that players will continue to improve on the skills they began developing in T-Ball. In addition, they should start to develop some new skills, including:
Along the way, players should also be adding to their knowledge of game play, including:
To assist new coaches, we provide a practice template that we hope will help with running fun, efficient practices.
Meet – Talk about what you will do at practice today.
Explain and emphasize proper technique all season long:
One-knee Throwing Line players along 1st base line and throw to coaches (or a bucket placed toward Short stop)
Describe glove/hand basics:
Bare-Hands Blocking Drill Use a bucket of tennis or sponge balls.
Two-Hand Catching Drill Use a bucket of tennis or sponge balls.
Catcher's station using a bucket of balls
Describe basic technique:
Fielding on Knees (Encourages placing the glove on the ground and extending it forward)
Fielding from infield ready position
Demonstrate basic technique (and then cycle players among stations):
Batting T Station
Soft Toss Station
End practice with a fun activity:
Kids and assistants pick up gear. When done, everyone meets at 2nd base or right field– Hand out any paperwork.
*Always end your practice on time.
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