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Sep, 2017

Proposed Benchmarks for Bronco 12U

A.   Warm Ups

•   Arrival procedure and equipment etiquette

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

     Intermediate movements - High knee pulls, Frankenstein straight-leg walks, inchworms, bear crawls

•   Protective / safety equipment familiarity and use

 

B Baserunning

     Situational baserunning - Picking up base coaches, communicating to teammates (on deck batter)

•   Lead off fundamentals - Left vs. Right-handed pitcher

•   Stealing bases (as appropriate)

•   Secondary leads

•   Tagging up

•   Sliding Fundamentals - Feet rst and head rst

•   1st & 3rd Offense

 

C Throwing

•   Proper grip - 4-seam ball position

•   Throwing principles - Throwing arm, glove arm, loaded power position


•   Long toss catch play D. Catching/Receiving

•   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

 

D Catcher Position

•   Gear / Safety equipment familiarity and use

•   Stances - Sign giving, baserunners

•   Backing up First

•   Blocking

•   Framing fundamentals

 

E Fielding

•   Ground ball fundamentals

o Ready position

o Approach

o Fielding Triangle

o Exit Footwork

•   Backhands and forehands

•   Throwing on the run

•   Cuts & relays with baserunners / Double cuts

•   Double plays - Feeds, turns

•   Steal defense

•   Rundowns

•   Pickoffs to all bases

•   Backing up throws

•   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 / priorities

•   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

•   Intermediate hitting instruction

o “Hands insidethe ball / lead with the knob

o Front foot down early

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

•   Getting hit by a pitch safely

•   Bunting fundamentals

o Bunting concepts - sacrice, drag, push, squeeze

•   Quality At-Bat (process vs. results)

•   Pitch selection, anticipation, strike zone knowledge

•   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

•   Progression - Straddle, step on, look in, come set, options

•   Pick off fundamentals - 1B, 2B, 3-1 Move

•   Attitude and approach - Aggressive!

 

I.      Baseball Rules

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

•   Dugout rules, etiquette, and equipment safety

•   Umpires and etiquette

•   Offensive signs

•   Dropped third strike

•   Balks

•   Sacrice bunts / ies

•   Sportsmanship

•   Play free - No fear of failure

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