The first practice is in the books, and things went very well. The kid who is supposed to be my top pitcher wasn't there, which I knew ahead of time, because of school commitments, but things couldn't have went smoother.
I had my assistant take the kids 3 at a time to the batting cage and take 3 turns each hitting about 10 pitches and also hitting off the tee. I handled the infield practice and base running. One of my parents who is a former college pitcher, took each kid one at a time off to the side and worked with them pitching. One of the parents very kindly offered to catch, and caught every single kid. I hope his knees are ok today
Base running I worked with each kid sprinting through the bag at first, and then we worked on listening to the firstbase coach by either sprinting through the bag, taking a turn, or going to second. I'm a big believer in working on baserunning.
Next practice, myself and the assistant will switch duties. I'll work with the hitters, and he'll look at the fielders so we can both get a good look at everyone.