Drills and Practice PlansUpdated Sunday December 30, 2012 by Barrington Little League.
The goal of the T-Ball division is to provide players with a fun initiation into the very basic concepts of baseball. Over the course of the season, we hope that players will start to develop a few fundamental skills, including:
Along the way, players should also pick up some of the basics of game play, including:
To assist new coaches, we provide a practice template that we hope will help with running fun, efficient practices.
Meet – Stack Gloves in a Pile – Talk about what you will do at practice today.
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
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.
Describe basic technique:
Fielding on Knees (Encourages placing the glove on the ground and extending it forward)
Ground Ball Teamwork
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.
End practice with a fun activity:
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.
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