Saturday June 18th and Thursday June 23rd will again be a mini-game with an activity in the outfield.
Each team will warm up independently with their coach for 10 minutes prior to the start of games and activities.
Each team will play 2 mini-games and have one activity in the outfield (while the other mini-game is being played).
Each team will bat their full lineup one time per game. If one team has 5 players and the other team has 7 players, the team with 5 players can bat 2 players again.
SCORING IS OPTIONAL: The score for each team will be the number of runs scored plus the number of outs left after the lineup has batted through. For example: If Team1 scored 4 runs and only had 1 out made against them, their score for the game would be 4 + 2 = 6. If Team 2 scored 5 runs and 3 or more outs were made against them, their score would be 5 + 0 = 5.
The outfield activity for this week will be 'Throwing' and 'Recieving' on page 48 of the Rally Cap Mini-Book.
For the 'Skyball' activity, you can have the players throw the ball up to themselves, or can start with softer/closer tosses from a coach, depending on the players ability. For strong players, coached can set back further, and throw the ball higher (See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJx0dmzFcX8 )
As a rule of thumb, when the teams playing the mini-game switch from batting to fielding, switch activities.
As always, don't forget to cheer "1-2-3 Lakeshore" or "1-2-3 Whitecaps" at the end of practice!