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What are the steps to a successful practice?


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Written by: By Al Herback and Al Price
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What are the steps to a successful practice?
By Al Herback and Al Price

EXCERPT FROM NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE WEBSITE

Fun Practice Plan Checklist:
  • Have a plan
  • Get to the field 20-30 minutes before the start time so you can spend individual time with players that arrive early
  • Start the practice on time with a short meeting and share your plan with the team
  • Run before you stretch
  • Warm-up before every practice
  • Introduce a new skill in a progression oriented way
  • Incorporate the Throwing and Catching Long-Toss Drill into every practice
  • Break down into small manageable groups...more repetitions per player
  • Teach one skill a practice and do it in 15 minutes or less
  • Review the skill you taught in the previous practice
  • Use high activity drills to provide the repetitions players need to improve their skills
  • Keep hitting practice to 25 minutes or less in every practice
  • Build in fun games and competitions into every practice
  • Use stations to keep the lines short and the activity high
  • Close your practice with a fun competition that involves everyone on the team
  • Finish with a team meeting to review of the skill taught and provide positive feedback to the players
  • Finish the practice on time

 










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