15 Minutes - THROWING
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)
Throw to Target
15 Minutes - Glove Work
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.
Play Catch with Coach Use a bucket of tennis or sponge balls.
10 Minutes - GROUND BALLS
Describe basic technique:
Fielding on Knees (Encourages placing the glove on the ground and extending it forward)
Ground Ball Teamwork
15 Minutes - HITTING
Line up players with their gloves as home plates and line drawn in dirt, demonstrate basic technique:
Batting T Stations
Get 2 or 3 kids hitting wiffle balls off T’s at the same time. All other players at a safe distance in the field. After about 10-15 swings, rotate batters.
Give everyone two rounds if time allows.
5 Minutes - FUN CLOSING
End practice with a fun activity:
5 Minutes - WRAP UP
Kids put their gloves at 2nd Base with Manager. Kids and assistants pick up gear. When done, everyone meets at 2nd base or right field– Hand out any paperwork. Younger kids can get a stamp or sticker from coach.
*Always end your practice on time.
Barrington Little League
P.O. Box 282 Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
Email: [email protected]