5 Quick Tips for Baseball Tryouts

Aug 20, 2020

If you have a son or daughter that is getting ready to tryout, here are 5 quick tips for them to keep in mind. Attitude is everything!  Control what you can by being be prepared, positive and healthy. 

  1. RU READY!Preparation, you worked hard to put yourself in a great position and your mind is ready. Keep a positive mindset. 
  2. Healthy Meals- Make sure you eat a healthy meal,...
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It's on You! Coach the Best into Them!

Aug 05, 2020

It's on You

As the summer season starts to wind down we have been asked the same question over and over.

Coaches are Saying ...

"We are having a really hard time with the parents"...

"The parents are getting so overbearing and controlling that we want to sometimes quit coaching" ...

"Can you give us some tips on how to better control our parents" ...

Coaches we hear you- These are all...

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Walking Pick Drill

Aug 04, 2020
 

The Walking Pick Drill

We are often asked the question?

What is a good drill to help our players stay low and to help them scoop or pick the ball better?

That is a great question and we are showing the 'walking pick drill.'

You can do this drill at home, in the house, or at practice.

How to execute the drill

Grab a baseball and get to work.  You toss up the ball and you focus on staying in...

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The Recovery Drill for Infielders

Aug 01, 2020
 

Infield Bobble Drill

 

Do your players freak out when they bobble the ball.

 

Does 1 mistake lead to 2 mistakes on a bad ground ball.

 

We have the SOLUTION ... The Recovery Drill

 

Don't panic when you miss play the ball, instead recover.

 

Many players when they misplay the ball they freak out and grab the ball and air mail it to first base.  Help teach your...

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How to Teach a Pitcher a Change Up

Jul 30, 2020
 

What is a Change Up, and WHY is it important?

Why throw one?-

 

When to throw one?- 

 

Mike Nikorak a 1st round draft pick in the 2015 MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies tells us first hand the importance ..

 

A change up is a secondary pitch used to throw off the hitter's timing.

 

If and when a hitter seems to be timing up your fastball then mixing up pitches...

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Outfield Drills with Agility Ladder and Tennis Balls

Jul 29, 2020
 

Need more outfield drills?

Are you trying to help your players be more athletic?

Are you struggling with directional and range drills?

Here are some good ways to help your players.

It is important that any athlete or individual who is performing these drills properly warms up his or her muscles and joints. Since agility exercises require multi-directional movements, then there should be a focus...

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Sprints and Agility for Pitchers

Jul 22, 2020
 

The Importance of Speed and Agility

We are building some competitiveness into our practice.

  We are going to be mixing the position players and the pitchers.  We are adding some competitiveness in the exercise.  The first drill is the 5x10x5, which is a focus on the crossover and explosiveness.  We are working on speed, agility, and explosiveness.  We are helping all...

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Yoga Ball Drill

Jul 21, 2020
 

"The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions." Steve Rivki

When we started our 'Wall Ball' course we wanted to try and give drills that players and coaches could do at home.  

We also wanted to put as much practicality and fun into the course as possible. By using simple tools, different types and sizes of balls, walls, and tempos, we can help players I many...

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DTD UNIVERSE is FREE for 7 days

May 11, 2020
 

DTD UNIVERSE

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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