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This page was last updated: 1/30/2011
This is a plan for a practice to be run indoors, in a gym. It lasts three hours and uses Sessions (to teach and practice defense plays) and Contests (games to test skills and have fun).
INDOOR PRACTICE PLAN



First 90 minutes    Pitchers and catchers in Area 1, Hitters in Area 2
Second 90 minutes       Entire team work on defense

:00 - :05Warm up and Stretch         (05)
:05 - :25Session 1(S1)     (20)
:25 - :30Contest 1(C1)     (05)
Break             (03)
:33 - :58Session 2(S2)    (25)
:58 - :63Contest 2(C2)    (05)
Break             (03)
:66 - :86Session 3(S3)    (20)
:86 - :90Discussion and Wrap up    (04)



DATES1C1    S2  C2    S3

Explain & Wild PitchSpeed ThrowRun DownBall in Glove Nerf Ball Game
Runner @ 3B - Walk        King of the HillBunt Defense      Infield Pickoff @ 1B to 2B
Underhand ThrowsSpeed ThrowFirst & Third        A vs BPickoff @ 3B to SS
Runner @ 3B - Bunt        Hockey          Sliding Practice             Throwing Relay     Pickoff @ 2b
Pickoff @ 1B to 1B Speed Throw Run DownDuck  Nerf Ball Game
Runner @ 3B - Gr Bl       Rebound       Bunt Defense       Infield Pickoff @ 3B to 3B
Pickoff @ 2b Speed ThrowFirst & Third         A vs BCover/Tags - Run
Pickoff @ 1B to 2B King of the HillSliding Practice              Throwing Relay      Runner @ 3B - Walk
Pickoff @ 3B to SS Speed ThrowRun Down           Ball in Glove Nerf Ball Game
Pickoff @ 1B to 1B Hockey          Bunt Defense        InfieldRunner @ 3B - Bunt
Pickoff @ 3B to 3B Speed Throw First & Third         Duck  Running Practice
Runner @ 3B - Gr Bl      Rebound - Back       Sliding Practice     Throwing Relay     Nerf Ball Game



PLAY       NUMBER PLAYERSPRACTICE ROTATION

First & Third     *8*SIT --> C  P  3B  SS  2B  1B  RUN-1B  RUN-3B  SIT
Pickoff @ 1B    *8*SIT --> C  P  RUN-1B  1B  2B  SS  3B  SIT
Pickoff @ 2B    *5*SIT -->        C  P  SS  2B  RUN-2B  SIT
Pickoff @ 3B    *5*SIT -->        C  P  SS  3B  RUN-3B  SIT
Bunt *10*      SIT -->        C  P  3B  LF   SS  CF  2B  RF 1B RUN-1B  SIT
Runner 3B - Walk    *8*SIT -->  RUN-3B  C  P  3B  SS  2B  1B  BATTER  SIT
Runner 3B - Bunt     *8*SIT --> RUN-3B  C  P  3B  SS  2B  1B  BATTER  SIT
Runner 3B - Gr Bl    *8*SIT --> RUN-3B  C  P  3B  SS  2B  1B  BATTER  SIT
Wild Pitch*3*SIT -->        1B  P  C  SIT
Run Down*XX*A RUNNER IN THE MIDDLE, A PLAYER @ END OF GYM TO START
OTHER PLAYERS SPLIT 50/50 EACH SIDE. ROTATE AFTER EACH PLAY.

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