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May 11, 2020
 

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During this difficult time, here at Dominate the Diamond we’ve done our best to Educate, Motivate & Dominate all areas coaching, teaching and training. At this time, we’re not able to practice & train with our teams, so we’ve created programs that people can use right at home. We’ve had to change our philosophy from coaching our coaches, to coaching...

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A Broomstick to Create a Launch Angle

May 07, 2020
 

How to Use a Broomstick to help with Launch Angle

How do I get my player to stay in the hitting zone? ...

My player keeps hitting the ball into the ground ...

Lets teach our players to hit line drives and how to drive the baseball.

This drill uses a rake but you can use a broom, or pvc pipe to help give the hard visual of the pitch plane.

Watch us take a rake and help our players hit...

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Routines and your Why!

Apr 29, 2020

ROUTINES and Your WHY!

Have a reason to wake up!  As coaches I would like for you to write down … WHY do you Coach!!

What is it that you LOVE about Coaching?  What is it about the game that you LOVE?

Those are your WHY statements!  These will fuel and ignite you.

That is why you coach, that is why (FUEL) you need to do the little things to be the best at it.

We have ...

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Defense Wins Ball Games and so does ‘Wall Ball’!

Apr 28, 2020
 

Defense Wins Ball Games and so does ‘Wall Ball’!

Check out this quote:

"I may not drive in 100 runs a year, but I can prevent 100 runs from scoring against us."- Ozzie Smith

Think about that. Thats is a DEFENSE quote- Boom I love it.

This isn't my quote...

Or a line from a famous baseball movie...

Instead, it's a quote from Ozzie Smith.

Smith’s 13 Gold Gloves

15 All-Star...

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DTD Founders Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak on Fox News with Bill Hemmer

Apr 18, 2020
 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Bill Hemmer:  Duke Baxter, head coach, CEO of Zoned Sports Academy Baseball and Softball Training Center of New Jersey. How you doing, coach? Nice to see you. You've got three boys and one daughter. They want to stay active. What is your advice for millions of kids all across the country and their parents watching right now how to stay that way, coach?

Duke Baxter:...

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Make Your Impact!

Apr 14, 2020

“A good coach can change a game.  A great coach can change a life.” John Wooden

At a recent coach’s convention at Zoned Sports Academy, we heard one of our presenters say “The best way to determine a successful season is to check how many kids signed back up to play the next year!”  As youth baseball and softball coaches, it’s easy to lose...

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The Mental Approach to Hitting

Apr 09, 2020

The Mental Approach to Hitting

The mental approach to hitting is just as important, if not more important than the physical and mechanical side of hitting.  When things are going good at the plate, hitting is 0% mental.  When things start to go bad, hitting is 100% mental.  We as hitters need to have a short memory, and we need to be able to make adjustments on the fly.  As...

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Chalk, Concrete, or a Driveway and get Started!

Apr 08, 2020

We had a blast outside yesterday creating some fun videos for you to work on with your players.  We designed a remote training program that has a PDF and the drills to follow to help you with little or NO equipment.
Check it HERE

We were getting many requests to create some strength and speed workout drills for you.  Not only did we create some drills but tomorrow we will be...

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Are you Ready for Sock Ball!!!

Apr 03, 2020
 
Hi Coach
 
Are you Ready for Sock Ball!!!
  
Are you looking to change up your practice plans to keep things fun for your guys? The key is to prepare and to get creative! The best coaches in the world prep just like teachers do before covering a new topic in class.
 
Sock Toss, is when you take a sock, roll it up, and then toss it to the hitter.

Thats right SOCK...
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My Kid Only Throws Strikes When ...

Apr 01, 2020
 
Coaches have you seen the situation where your pitchers are throwing great until someone steps into the box?

The players throws gas and its right over the plate ... and then ... a hitter steps into the box. OH NO!!!

The pitcher then starts throwing balls all over the place and his velocity goes way down.

The solution ... building confidence on the mound.

When your pitcher steps onto the mound he...
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