Dan Keller of DugoutCaptain.com shares his ideas for making practice fun again. What exactly does that mean? And how do you do it? Tune in and find out. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
Plus Justin Stone of Elite Baseball Training answers the Question Of The Week about how to improve 8U travel players' baseball IQ. And Austin Wasserman of WassermanStrength.com shares his own practice plan and post-game recap templates for youth baseball and softball players in the Wass Strength Tip Of The Week.
In this 51-minute episode, you'll learn:
- what lessons Dan learned while injured as a player that he didn't learn while playing
- Dan's thoughts on travelball
- how to help rec leagues compete with travelball
- three key ingredients when organizing practices
- the #1 key to having volunteer coaches who feel fulfilled
- the first step to having a fun practice, some ideas and why it's important
- the three remaining stages of practice before station work, with several examples
- the final four components of practice, including a unique closing segment idea
- how Dan scales back his 8-step practice format for younger players
- how to make sprint work more game-like
- how to utilize the field for practices
- the best way to make practices fun, including multiple drills and ideas
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Austin's Wass Strength Tip Of The Week is Austin's own practice plans and post-game recaps
- Tim Corbin interview, part 1
- Tim Corbin interview, part 2
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