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Rookie

Expectations and Learning Objectives

Reasonable Expectations for Player Ability: NONE.

  • Objective #1 - Make the game fun & build confidence
  • Objective #2 - Reinforce gameplay fundamentals and fundamental skills learned in T-Ball and Farm
  • Objective #3 - Promote equal opportunities and teamwork for players with different levels of ability, they will have chances do differentiate themselves at higher levels
  • Objective #4 - Improve consistency and fix bad habits to prepare players for future levels where expectations are higher

Critical Concepts

  • Offensive Skills: Improving consistent contact and power (Offense 3.0)
    • Three Keys: Feet, Hands, Head
      • Feet provide balance, direction
      • Hand position @ start & contact
      • Head stays still through the swing
    • Suggested Drills & Games see
  • Defensive Skills: Good feet & soft hands (Fielding 3.0)
    • Footwork
    • Glovework
  • Suggested Drills & Games see
  • Gameplay: In-Game Awareness and Decision-Making (Gameplay 3.0)
    • Suggested Drills & Games see
  • Defense: Introduce “Intermediate” gameplay concepts, reinforce fundamental skills from Farm
    • Gameplay
      • Introduce Catcher position
        • Safe receiving position
        • Responsibilities
      • Suggested Drills & Games see
      • Defensive roles and responsibilities
        • Introduce Double Plays
        • Introduce Relays
        • Defensive hierarchy and communication: pop-up and fly ball communication
        • Suggested Drills & Games see
  • PITCHING FUNDAMENTALS (Pitching 1.0)
    • Basic mechanics
    • Basic fastball grip
    • Basic rules of being the pitcher: how to stand on the mound and legally deliver a pitch

2020 TCLL Rookie

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