An experienced coach
A sports facility owner or manager
A novice coach who could use some support
We play (mostly)
I'm responsible for coaching
Most of these cats are older than me!
A whole league
Here's how many years of coaching experience I have
None - I'm a first time coach
1 to 2
3 to 5
More than 5
Dominate the Diamond caught my attention when
I saw a Facebook post
I saw an Instagram post
I saw a YouTube video
I know about them from Zoned
I saw a video on TikTok
Word of Mouth
My biggest challenge as a coach is
Players' low ball skill standards
How to organize and run a fun practice
Motivating the players
In game management
Assistant coaches' skills and teamwork
Trying to keep all the parents happy
I'm in at the deep end, and need credibility, fast
Player discipline and behavior on and off field
I'm interested in learning more about
Basic skills and fundamentals
Pitching skills and drills
Catching skills and drills
First base skills and drills
Infield skills and drills
Outfield skills and drills
Softball specific pitching skills
Improving player strength, speed, agility, and health
Player mindset, the 'mental' side of the game
Dealing with parents - Communication skills that let you get on with your job while making them feel heard
Dealing with players - Leading them to unity and success
Dealing with other coaches - Leading the Leaders
My coaching style can best be described as ...
Serious - it keeps them focussed, and they're rewarded by their results
Fun - It's a game, right? If they're not enjoying themselves, what's the point?
Conservative - I grew up in the 'school of hard knocks'. You earn playing time, and consistency is the route to success
Even handed - Players should understand the lessons of the game but I want to turn any negatives into learning experiences.
Inclusive. I like to reward participation, and for some of these kids it's all they've got.
Varies by player age or skill, everyone's an individual with their own needs - I see them, and I hear them, and I apply what's needed in the best way for each player
I became a coach because ...
I love coaching!
I want to spend more time with my child.
My child's sports development should be done properly
Nobody else volunteered
The previous coach was hopeless, and they asked me to step up
These kids have got great potential in life, with the right guidance
My favorite baseball song is ...
Glory Days - The Boss
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Centerfield - John Fogerty
Wild Thing - Ricky Vaughn
The Greatest - Kenny Rogers
Tessie - Dropkick Murphys
Take me out to the Ballgame
The following would help me with my coaching journey
Teach me coaching - an online video course including fundamentals of all aspects of being a coach
Advanced, position-specific courses for coaches that I can study in my own time
Coaching resources such as templates, downloads, and practice plans
Online live one-to-one coaching sessions with Coach Duke and/or Coach Steve to answer my specific questions, and get guidance on particular issues I'm facing
Online live Group coach the coaches sessions led by Coach Duke / Coach Steve with fellow coaches with similar age and skill level players
An easy to follow pre-season training program that I can deliver to my team
A members online private chat group where I can share questions and support with other coaches of the same age players as me, and get answers fast from like-mided coaches all over the world
Access to all the courses, content and downloads we have available
Having Coach Duke and Coach Steve visit our town and for an in-person coaching clinic masterclass for all the coaches in our team or league
Thanks for taking the quiz, and welcome to the Dominate the Diamond community. Click on the "Welcome" button and we'll show you age-specific examples of what we do to support you as a coach. See you there. Coach Duke and Coach Steve