Coaches are encouraged to plan their practices in advance. What is it that you plan to accomplish? How will you accomplish it? What do you need to accomplish it? I always plan my practices in advance and try to have a drill or contest for the following areas: 1) throwing the ball, 2) catching the ball, 3) base running, 4) fielding the ball, and 5) hitting the ball. Below is a link to a sample practice plan.
Above is a great PowerPoint presentation on baseball skill fundamentals that was put together by our own WYB Coach Matt Wajda. It covers: catching the ball, throwing the ball, fielding ground balls, fielding fly balls, and hitting fundamentals. This is a definite must see!
The above presentation is courtesy of Coach Adam Rosen from Marietta College. Coach Rosen is the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Coach Rosen works with infielders and hitters. Coach Rosen came to Marietta College after being the assistant coach at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Before his time in Danville, Coach Rosen was an assistant coach at Capital University in Columbus for two years. Prior to his stint with the Crusaders, he served for two seasons as an assistant at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga.
Coach Rosen has been an instructor at many college baseball camps including Clemson, Appalachian State, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Elon and Dayton. Coach Rosen played collegiately at Maryville College in Tennessee. Following his senior year, he was named second team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association as a utility player. In addition to first team All-Region honors, Rosen was named the Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Year after setting six Maryville records as an infielder and pitcher.