In this video, Coach Dietz lays out the practical steps of organizing a championship defensive practice that is efficient and keeps everyone involved. Dietz strongly emphasizes the importance of a set daily routine so every player knows each drill and achieves continuity in each practice. Dietz's goal for each defensive practice is safety, concentration, and pride, which he emphasizes here in six defensive drills through discussion and on-field demonstration. His drills start with the outfielders and work in to the infielders, pitchers, and catchers. Areas covered include outfield/infield communication, relays, spin-turns and rundowns, defending the running game, bunt defense positions and execution, and pitch-outs and pick-offs. In addition, a game called "Speedball," invented at SDSU, shows how to add a little fun to your practice while still maintaining the purpose. Dietz shows how to create and plan an effective and efficient defensive practice that achieves a flow and a daily routine to help you be organized and get the most out of your practice and players at any level!
Jim Dietz's Total Team Defense Drills -49 Minutes. 2004.