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7U Coach Pitch - Practice 2 (6/9)

Practice Goals#

The players should be able to grip a ball correctly, successfully attempt an overhand throw, run the bases with guidance swing and play in the field.

Practice Sequence#

Following is the sequence we will use for practice.

Warm-up/Stretching (5 Minutes)#

Big league base running.

Team Name (5 Minutes)#

We will choose a team name.

Introdution to positions (10 Minutes)#

Scrimmage (30 Minutes)#

We'll divide into two teams and start actually scrimmaging a little. On deck batter will start with some tee work, all other players stay in the dugout. Explain rules to kids

  • no lead-ofs, no steals, cannot leave base until ball is hit
  • each player gets 5 pitches, no matter if they are balls or strikes
  • after 5 pitches, the hitter gets one chance of the tee
    • this is not a punishment but just a way to keep the game moving
  • if you are out, you need to come of the bases and return to the dugout

Hitting#

  • Hit soft balls into fence from tee, work on hands together on bat, swing hard
  • No more than 5 swings and then rotate