Practice Plan Lite (Free)
Making the most of limited practice time. Having fun... while learning elite technique from the pros
I have a gift for you. Here's what's inside...
- 60 Minute practice plan
- 90 Minute practice plan
- 2 hour practice plans
The practice plans are designed as a template, and I've provided interchangeable "plug-n-play"segments, which serves 2 important purposes:
- Keep things FUN by adding variety - bringing in fresh practice drills in an organized way
- Covering all the bases in a strategic way - i.e. we want to cover all the "every day" skills (like hitting or basic defense), while being strategic about incorporating the not-so-every-day ones, like bunt plays, rundowns, pop fly priorities, situational hitting, cuts and relays, etc.
We all know that practice time is precious.
There's simply not enough time to cover EVERY single thing at every practice.
And that's totally fine!
However, there are some important things that do need to be covered eventually if your team wants to be competitive and win... and if you want to develop well-rounded baseball players.
These practice plans are designed to help coaches spend their practice time wisely while keeping things fresh and fun for everyone.
So, whether you're looking for a practice format to follow, or just a few new ideas and drills to freshen things up, check out this free resource for baseball coaches (If you're not already a member of The Academy at PBI, you'll have to do a one-time enroll and create a password).
PS. If this free resource is helpful for you, I would be very grateful if you could send it to just one other person who you know would appreciate it! Thanks for helping us spread the word and help more coaches!
Doug Bernier debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and played professional baseball for 16 years (Rockies, Yankees, Pirates, Twins, & Rangers organizations).
He has played every infield position at the Major League level.
After retiring from playing, Doug began to work for his home team in Denver Colorado, the Colorado Rockies. He spent 2 years as a Pro Scout, and then 2 years as the Major League Game Planning Coordinator.
As of 2022, Doug is now the Minor League Defensive Coordinator for the Colorado Rockies.In 2012, Doug founded Pro Baseball Insider.com, a platform where MLB and MiLB baseball players and coaches donate their knowledge.
As the Defensive Coordinator, he's tasked with setting the fielding and base running expectations, planning defensive workouts during spring training, and overseeing all infield, outfield and baserunning development, from Rookie ball all the way up to AAA.
Doug lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and 3 kids, and currently is a pro scout for the Colorado Rockies.