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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 10-12

Practice Plan Day 1

5 min Dynamic warm-up

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

 Big League Base running or general Base running can be done as jogging

5 min Stretching

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

10 min Throwing and catching

 One-Knee Drill with teammates (4 min)  Power Position Drill with teammates (4 min)

 Play catch or play Twenty-One with teammates (2 min)

 Emphasize proper mechanics and accuracy on each throw; focus on catching the ball out in front with two hands.

20 min Team fundamentals

 Choose from cutoffs and relays, first-and-third offense and defense, defending the steal (if your league permits stealing), infield and outfield communication and priorities.

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

 Hitting (Tee work, Soft Toss); any hitting drill can be substituted as the season progresses.

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

 Outfield (Thrown Fly Balls; use soft baseballs until skills are developed); any outfield drills can be substituted as the season progresses.

5 min Base running

 Big League Base running (full speed) or another base running drill

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 10-12 Practice Plan Day 2

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

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

 Big League Base running or general base running can be done as jogging

5 min Stretching (same as day 1)

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

10 min Throwing and catching

 Review One-Knee Drill and Power Position Drill (5 min)

 Play catch or play Twenty-One with teammates (5 min)

 Emphasize proper mechanics and accuracy on each throw; focus on catching the ball out in front with two hands.

 Any throwing drill can be substituted as the season progresses.

 Pitchers can work on throwing and pitching drills.

20 min Team fundamentals

 Choose from cutoffs and relays, first-and-third offense and defense, defending the steal (if your league permits stealing), infield and outfield communication and priorities.

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

 Hitting (Short Toss From the Front); any hitting drill can be substituted as the season progresses.

 Infield and throwing (review; backhand drills; High Five Drill); any infield or throwing drills can be substituted as the season progresses.

 Outfield (review; Thrown or Machine Ground Balls; Communication Drill); any outfield drills can be substituted as the season progresses.

5 min Base running

 Big League Base running (full speed) or another base running drill

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 10-12 Practice Plan Day 3

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

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

 Big League Base running or general base running can be done as jogging

5 min Stretching (same as day 1)

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

10 min Throwing and catching

 Other Throwing Games

 Emphasize proper mechanics and accuracy on each throw; focus on catching the ball out in front with two hands.

 Any throwing drills can be used as the season progresses.

 Pitchers can work on throwing drills.

30 min Team fundamentals

 Choose from cutoffs and relays, first-and-third offense and defense, defending the steal (if your league permits stealing), infield and outfield communication and priorities.

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

 Hitting (Free Hitting); any hitting drill can be substituted as the season progresses.

 Infield and throwing (Box Drill or 4-6/6-4 Drill with First Base Drill); any infield or throwing drills can be substituted as the season progresses.

 Outfield (Pass Patterns); any outfield drills can be substituted as the season progresses.

30 min Controlled game, soft toss game or T-ball game, or game situations

5 min Base running

 Big League Base running (full speed) or another base running drill