Coaches…. Be Coachable!

Mar 31, 2020

Coaches…. Be Coachable!

The best coaches in the world are also humble students of the game!  It is our job as coaches to continue to develop our skill sets the same way we teach our players to!  It’s easy to see that baseball and softball are games that are always evolving, so as coaches we must strive to do the same!

Without using complex terminology, we must work to be...

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The Hecostix Challenge for Baseball Brain Power

Mar 29, 2020
 

Competition Day 2!


Today is the day we are going to show some drills that you can do at the end of practice, at home with family, or in the facility.

Everyone likes competition and this drill is great to compete.

You can use these as ways to gain points, team tallies, scoreboards, or just fun!

This drill is about using the visual, handeye, and then executing the catch- WATCH DRILL NOW

We are...
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Competition Drills for Throwing a Baseball

Mar 29, 2020
 

Competition Day!


Today is the day we are going to show some drills that you can do at the end of practice, at home with family, or in the facility.

Everyone likes competition and this drill is great to compete.

You can use these as ways to gain points, team tallies, scoreboards, or just fun!

The First Drill is Target Throwing Practice

Line up a tee with a ball on it, a bucket, any type...
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Stir Crazy in the House, Coach Help!

Mar 25, 2020
 
Lets all stick together and find ways to communicate with one another, stay connected, share videos, team challenges etc ...
 
We all realize it's so hard because our routines are gone, and everything is so not normal from our homes, training regiments, school, daily routines, etc.
 
Try some of these ideas that I have implemented and they have helped.
1. Before you get out of bed...
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Join the Challenge, 30 Days to Quicker Hands!

Mar 24, 2020
 
Going crazy at home I have always wanted to create a Quickhands Challenge so here it is 30-days- so pumped!

BECOME A  DOUBLE PLAY WIZARD
  • A 30 day step-by-step guide to improve your hand speed, glove speed and your release time is paramount in being part of a double play.  A game that is full of game losing and game winning seconds and milliseconds will help your team with this...
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Paddle Ball Drill at Home

Mar 24, 2020
 

Play Some Paddle Ball for Baseball Development

When your at home there are many drills you can do.  Steve and I pulled out a paddle we found in the garage, a piece of cardboard, a paddle, and a wiffle ball.  The player tosses the ball and the person with the paddle tries to hit the ball passed them.

Here is a greta drill to do indoors and make sure you have lots of fun doing it.

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Taking on the Title of COACH book launch

Mar 04, 2020

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...

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Youth Baseball Training Drills

Mar 04, 2020
 

It’s Steve here from Dominate the Diamond. Our community had a couple of questions regarding the paddle and the training pads. So, I’m just going to walk you through a couple of easy drills that you can do with your players. Remember the whole reason for the paddle, or this training pad here, is to make sure that we work on quick transfers. As infielders we never want to just catch...

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Handling Player/Parent Issues as a Coach

Mar 04, 2020

As coaches, it’s inevitable that we will have issues with parents throughout the season. Whether it’s a playing time complaint, disciplining their child or just a general concern, always remember that you’re dealing with someone’s child! Regardless of the situation, the parent will come to the defense of their kid. You will at times be on the wrong end of a...

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Coaching Youth Baseball — What should coaches do during the game?

Mar 04, 2020

Playing youth baseball and softball is tough! Think about it… All the pressures associated with playing well for your teammates. Trying to compete with the pitcher while the coach is telling you what to do from the dugout. Worrying about letting your parents down while they’re cheering and yelling in the stands… It’s difficult to balance all of this, especially a game...

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