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Sep, 2017

Proposed Benchmarks for Pinto 8U

A. Warm Ups

•   Protective / safety equipment familiarity and use

•   Basic movements - Carioca, walking lunge, change-of-direction

 

B. Baserunning

•   Identify each base on the diamond

•   How/When to run to the bases - Ground ball, y ball, line drive

•   Stealing fundamentals - Ball leaving pitcher’s hand

•   Tagging Up

•   Sliding Fundamentals - Feet rst

 

C. Throwing

•   Throwing arm path / circle

•   Glove arm extension / point

•   Loaded, power position

•   Which base to throw the ball

•   Basic pitching mechanics - 1, 2, 3 number system**

•   Pitch Types - Fastball, Change Up

 

D. Catching/Receiving

•   How/where to Hold the Glove

•   Athletic pop” movement to power / loaded throwing position

•   Catcher’s gear / Safety equipment familiarity and use

•   Catchers stance - Comfort and Men on Base

•   Catchers sign giving


 

E.  Fielding

•   Basic ground ball receiving - Ready, approach, elding triangle, exit footwork

•   Basic y ball receiving - Drop-step, crossover, go

•   Situations - Where to throw the ball once elded

•   Cut & Relay throw execution

 

F. Hitting

•   Basic hitting mechanics - Stride/load, contact point, nish

•   Use of trunk and hips

•   Getting hit by a pitch safely

•   Familiarity with stations - Tee work, soft toss, front toss, live pitch

•   Bunting fundamentals

•   Attitude and approach - aggressive!

 

G. Pitching

•   Stretch and Windup Fundamentals

•   Grips - 4-seam, 2-seam, change-up

•   Mechanics - Balance, power, nish

•   Attitude and approach - aggressive!

 

H. Baseball Rules

•   Baseball positions, eld of play, rules of the game

•   Dugout rules, etiquette, and equipment safety

•   Sportsmanship

•   Foul ball vs. Fair ball

•   Play free - No fear of failure

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