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Note: Description of the drills mentioned in these practice plans can be found in the Drills section of Coaching Resources

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 7-9 Practice Plan Day 1

5 min Dynamic warm-up

 Skipping, high-knee skipping, high-knee jogging, bounding, backward running, jogging 5 min Base running

 Big League Base running (controlled, follow the leader)

5 min Stretching  Hamstrings, quads, groin, back, shoulders, triceps 10 min Throwing

 Power Position Drill with coaches (5 min); with teammates after a few sessions

 One-Knee Drill with coaches (5 min); with teammates after a few sessions  As season progresses, you can replace these drills with playing catch and any fun throwing drills.

30 min Stations (3 groups, 10 minutes each station)

 Hitting (Tee Work, Soft Toss); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular hitting drills.

 Infield and throwing (Rolled Ground Balls, Throwing After the Catch Drill); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular infield or throwing drills.

 Outfield (Thrown Fly Balls; use sponge balls or soft baseballs until skills are developed); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular outfield drills.

10 min Basic rules session or any fun drill

5 min Base running

 Big League Base running or any fun Base running drills (run hard)

 

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 7-9 Practice Plan Day 2

5 min Dynamic warm-up (same as day 1)

 Skipping, high-knee skipping, high-knee jogging, bounding, backward running, jogging 5 min Base running (same as day 1)

 Big League Base running (controlled, follow the leader)

5 min Stretching (same as day 1)

 Hamstrings, quads, groin, back, shoulders, triceps

15 min Throwing and catching

 Power Position Drill with coaches (5 min); with teammates after a few sessions

 One-Knee Drill with coaches (5 min); with teammates after a few sessions

 Catch coach’s throws with two hands in front (5 min); use bigger balls, Lite Flite balls or soft baseballs

 As season progresses, you can replace these drills with playing catch and any of the fun throwing drills.

30 min Stations (3 groups, 10 minutes each station)

 Hitting (Short Toss From the Front); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular hitting drills.

 Infield and throwing (review fielding ground balls and throwing after the catch; include backhand drills); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular infield or throwing drills.

 Outfield (Thrown Fly Balls, Thrown or Machine Ground Balls); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular outfield drills.

15 min Controlled game, game situations, or rules session

 

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 7-9 Practice Plan Day 3

5 min Dynamic warm-up (same as day 1)

 Skipping, high-knee skipping, high-knee jogging, bounding, backward running

5 min Base running (same as day 1)

 Big League Base running (controlled, follow the leader)

5 min Stretching (same as day 1)

 Hamstrings, quads, groin, back, shoulders, triceps

10 min Throwing and catching

 Players play catch; stress mechanics and catching with two hands in front of body.

 Play Twenty-One  As season progresses, you can replace these drills with regular or fun throwing drills.

30 min Stations (3 groups, 10 minutes each station)

 Hitting (Free Hitting or Line Drive Home Run Derby); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular hitting drill.

 Infield and throwing (review backhand, High Five Drill); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular infield or throwing drills.

 Outfield (Pass Patterns); as the season progresses, you can substitute any fun or regular outfield drills.

15 min Controlled game or any combination of fun drills