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This page was last updated: 5/5/2015
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)

         S1                      C1                     S2                             C2                      S3

Explain & Wild Pitch            Speed Throw        Run Down                Ball in Glove             Nerf Ball Game
Runner @ 3B - Walk          King of the Hill        Bunt Defense            Infield                       Pickoff @ 1B to 2B
Underhand Throws           Speed Throw         First & Third              A vs B                     Pickoff @ 3B to SS
Runner @ 3B - Bunt          Hockey                  Sliding Practice          Throwing Relay      Pickoff @ 2b
Pickoff @ 1B to 1B             Speed Throw         Run Down                 Duck                      Nerf Ball Game
Runner @ 3B - Gr Bl        Rebound                 Bunt Defense             Infield                     Pickoff @ 3B to 3B
Pickoff @ 2b                     Speed Throw           First & Third              A vs B                    Cover/Tags - Run
Pickoff @ 1B to 2B           King of the Hill           Sliding Practice          Throwing Relay      Runner @ 3B - Walk
Pickoff @ 3B to SS           Speed Throw           Run Down                Ball in Glove            Nerf Ball Game
Pickoff @ 1B to 1B           Hockey                      Bunt Defense           Infield                       Runner @ 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.