- Watch a "guided tour" of a live Lehigh softball practice featuring coaching insights from Fran Troyan (575 career wins)
- Learn how to organize your practice plan and drills to make the most efficient use of your limited time
- Incorporate hitting stations that maximize your swings during practice
- See how you can run practice at learning speed, practice speed, and game speed
with Fran Troyan, Lehigh University Head Coach;
over 575 career victories; 4x Patriot League Coach of the Year; he has led Lehigh to 14 Patriot League regular season titles (including 11 straight titles from 1999 to 2009), nine tournament crowns, and eight NCAA Tournament appearances.
Form an efficient, highly effective practice plan using insights and ideas from 4x Patriot League Coach of the Year Fran Troyan.
Coach Troyan walks you through one of his practices showing you how to make the most of your practice time. This practice includes hitting, base running, catching, pitching, infield, outfield drills and live situations all in less than two hours!
Listen in as Troyan reveals his philosophies on practice and practice planning, explaining the importance of keeping practices short and getting the best out of his student-athletes. Throughout the practice, Troyan narrates the drills he is executing and reveals what he's doing and why.
Practice kicks-off with a brief warm-up routine, and then the team moves right into base running. With players executing leads at each base, pitchers throw to catchers working on blocking. The practice includes a four corner throwing drill, defensive position work, and outfielders working on throws to bases.
Station work includes:
- Infielders taking different types of ground balls.
- Hitting drills off of tees, a machine, and front toss.
- Speed and agility drills.
While the stations are running, pitchers work with the catchers on pre-game pitching drills and outfielders take the field and practice ground balls, fly balls, communication, and robbing home runs. The team comes back together to work on live situations with the batters to close the practice.
Coach Troyan keeps all of his players engaged and active with minimal help. He covers virtually every aspect of the game in less than two hours.
This is a great video for coaches who are short on practice time and short on staff. It will be especially appealing to coaches at younger age levels looking to run a short practice that covers a lot of skills.
95 minutes. 2013.
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