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Sep, 2017

Proposed Benchmarks for Mustang 10U

A Warm Ups

•   Arrival procedure and equipment etiquette

•   Dynamic (movement) vs. static (stationary) warm up principles

     Intermediate movements - high knees, butt kickers, carioca, arm circles, walking lunge, backwards running

•   Protective / safety equipment familiarity and use

B.   Baserunning

•   Running 1st to 3rd

•   Scoring from 2nd base

•   Lead off fundamentals - 1B, 2B, 3B (as appropriate)

•   Secondary leads

•   Fundamentals of the stolen base

•   Tagging up

•   Sliding Fundamentals - Feet rst

•   1st & 3rd Offense

C. Throwing

•   Proper grip - 4-seam ball position

•   Throwing arm path - Arm circle

•   Glove arm path - Extension (reach) and nish (chest)

•   Loaded power position

•   Principles of direction and momentum

•   Long Toss

 D. Catching/Receiving

•   How/where to hold the glove

•   Receiver Position - Feet, hands, eyes

•   Moving to the four-corners / receiving positions

•   Catching the ball overhead (waiter tray position)

•   Athletic pop” movement to power / loaded throwing position

•   Catcher Position

•   Gear / Safety equipment familiarity and use

•   Stances

•   Sign giving

 

E.  Fielding

•   Ground ball receiving

•   Ready position

•   Approach

•   Fielding Triangle

•   Exit Footwork

•   Cuts, relays and responsibilities

•   Force play vs. Tag play

•   Short hops

•   Double play feeds

•   Double play turns

•   Steal defense

 

 F.  Outfield 

•   Intermediate y ball receiving - 2 hands vs. 1, catching y balls on the run

•   Footwork - Drop-step, crossover, go

•   Crow hop technique

•   Communication principles   Trends, tendencies, anticipation

 

G.  Hitting

•   Formats - Tee work, soft toss, front toss, live pitch

•   Basic hitting mechanics - (1) Stride/load, (2) contact point, (3) nish

•   Getting hit by a pitch safely

•   Bunting fundamentals

•   Bunting concepts - sacrice, drag, push, squeeze

•   Intermediate hitting instruction:

“Hands insidethe ball / lead with the knob
Front foot down early

•   Three points of contact - In = front, middle = center, outside = deep

•   Quality At-Bat (process vs. results)

•   Attitude and approach - Aggressive!

 

H. Pitching

•   Stretch and windup fundamentals

•   Pitches and Grips - 4-seam, 2-seam, change-up

•   Mechanics - (1) Balance, (2) power, (3) nish

•   Stride length distance and direction

•   Glove arm principles

•   Attitude and approach - Aggressive!

•   Pickoffs (as appropriate)

 

I.   Baseball Rules

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

•   Dugout rules, etiquette, and equipment safety

•   Offensive signs

•   Dropped third strike

•   Balks

•   Sacrice bunts / ies

•   Sportsmanship

•   Play free - No fear of failure

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