Central New Jersey’s own Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak have joined forces to tackle one of the most daunting tasks of parenthood, taking on the title of Coach. Every parent that has stepped up and accepted the responsibility to coach their child’s youth baseball team has felt that warm sense of pride and excitement, soon to be replaced by sheer terror. What am I going to do with a bunch of 7-year olds!
This book is for anyone trying to be an exceptional coach and every parent who has taken on the title of "Coach" but didn’t have a clue what to do next. Duke Baxter, former professional baseball player and CEO of Zoned Sports Academy and Steve Nikorak, former professional baseball player and Coach at Zoned Sports Academy share their coaching wisdom in a simple 5-step guide for even the most reluctant of sports parents.
Taking on the Title of Coach covers everything from running an efficient practice, development through fun drills and skills, and in-game management. It teaches coaches how to communicate with their players and how to impart the different life lessons the game offers. These coaching insights, or Diamondisms, are the grit that makes the difference in coaching. For example, when one of our players hits a line drive to the center fielder and it’s caught, the stats book says 0-1, but we count it as a quality at bat, or QAB. We need to keep the game fun so we can get kids off the video games and electronics, outside and playing hard.
Who should read this book?
· Parents who want to learn how to be great coaches.
· Recreational baseball/softball team directors that want to teach their volunteers how to be great coaches.
· Youth coaches that want to enhance their skills and relationship with their players.
Taking on the Title of Coach, A 5-Step Guide for Teaching Youth Baseball & Softball is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. http://a.co/4vKVqI6
About Dominate the Diamond ®
Taking on the Title of Coach is the first book in the Dominate the Diamond franchise which will include a series of books and video tutorial focused on developing the youth athlete.
About Zoned Sports Academy
Zoned Sports Academy is a 28,000-square foot state of the art sports training facility offering training clinics, private lessons, camps and special events. Zoned trains athletes as young as 5 years-old through high school and provides them with not only baseball and softball skills but critical life values as well, such as sportsmanship, team work, hard work, integrity and respect. www.zonedinc.com
About Duke Baxter
Duke is CEO and Head Coach at Zoned Sports Academy as well as an inventor, entrepreneur, and most importantly husband and dad of four. Duke spent 3 years with the Somerset Patriots and holds numerous hitting records at the University of North Florida.
About Steve Nikorak
Steve’s professional career includes the Chicago White Sox, Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League), St. Paul Saint’s (American Association) and New Jersey Jackals (Can-Am League). Steve has a degree from Temple University. Steve is Coach and instrumental in Business Development at Zoned Sports Academy.
Baxter and Nikorak’s share their love of baseball and desire to keep kids in the game by teaching the fundamentals and keeping the game fun!
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