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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 13-14 Practice Plan Day 1

5 min Dynamic warm-up

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

5 min Stretching

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

10 min Throwing  One-Knee Drill with teammates (early in season)

 Power Position Drill with teammates (early in season)

 Play catch or play Twenty-One with teammates

 Any throwing or pitching drills can be substituted as the season progresses

 Emphasize long tossing throughout the season

20 min Infield and outfield work

 Rolled Ground Balls, Throwing After the catch Drill, Hitting Ground Balls, Thrown Fly Balls, Rolled or Machine Ground Galls, Hit Fly Balls or Machine Fly Balls

20 min Team fundamentals

 Choose from cutoffs and relays, pickoff plays, first-and-third offense and defense, full bunt defenses, pop-up and fly ball priorities, and defending steals.

60 min Hitting stations, 15 minutes per station

 Soft Toss, Tee Work, Short Toss From the Front, Free Hitting

 Any hitting drills can be substituted as the season progresses

 Infielders and outfielders can take more ground balls and fly balls during this time slot. Pitchers can get in bullpen throwing or do flatwork (pitching and throwing drills).

10 min Pitcher’s fielding practice (PFP) and Big League Base running

 Pitcher Covering First Base Drill, Bunt Drill

 

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 13-14 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 Stretching (same as day 1)

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

10 min Throwing

 One-Knee Drill with teammates (early in season)

 Power Position Drill with teammates (early in season)

 Play catch or play Twenty-One or long toss with teammates

 Any throwing or pitching drills can be substituted as the season progresses

 Emphasize long tossing throughout the season

20 min Infield and outfield work

 Backhand Throwing Drill, 4-6/6-4 Drill, First Base Drill, Hitting Ground Balls, Thrown Fly Balls, Rolled or Machine Ground Balls, Hit Fly Balls or Machine Fly Balls, Communication Drill

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

20 min Team fundamentals

 Choose from cutoffs and relays, pickoff plays, first-and-third offense and defense, full bunt defenses, pop-up and fly ball priorities, and defending steals.

60 min Hitting stations, 15 minutes per station

 Short Toss From the Front, One-Arm Drill, Lob Toss, Stickball Drill, Free Hitting

 Any hitting drills can be substituted as the season progresses

 Infielders and outfielders can take more ground balls and fly balls during this time slot. Pitchers can get in bullpen throwing or do flatwork (pitching and throwing drills).

10 min Pitcher’s fielding practice (PFP) and Big League Base running

 Pitcher Covering First Base Drill, Bunt Drill

 

THREE-DAY SAMPLE PRACTICE GUIDE Ages 13-14 Practice Plan Day 3

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

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

5 min Stretching (same as day 1)

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

10 min Throwing

 Play catch, play Twenty-One, or long toss with teammates.

 Other throwing games (optional)

 Any throwing or pitching drills can be substituted as the season progresses

 Emphasize long tossing throughout the season

20 min Infield and outfield work

 Box Drill, backhand drills, Hitting Ground Balls, Backhand Throwing Drill, Drop Step Drill, Pass Patterns, Fence Drill

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

 Drills can be turned into contests on the third or final day of a week.

20 min Team fundamentals

 Choose from cutoffs and relays, pickoff plays, first-and-third offense and defense, full bunt defenses, pop-up and fly ball priorities, and defending steals.

60 min Game situations, controlled scrimmage, soft toss game, or T-ball game

10 min Big League Base running