Dominate the Diamond FREE Coach`s Resources from Dominate the Diamond $0.00
Dominate the Diamond is your resource for all things Youth Baseball & Softball Coaching! Need a PRINTABLE and DOWNLOADABLE practice plan template and line-up card? We've got you covered.Practice Plan Template What's Included: * Practice Plan Template * Line-up Card Need more resources? Check out all of our courses on CoachTube! Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Practice Plan Template 2 Sample Line-up Card You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. LEARN MORE Meet Coach Duke Baxter With 4 decades of baseball experience, Coach Duke’s knowledge is deeply rooted in all aspects of the game. Duke has played baseball both collegiately and professionally where he’s received numerous accolades and awards. Today, he dedicates his career to developing athletes both at Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater, NJ, the training facility he founded, and through books and videos with Dominate the Diamond®. His love of the game translates into his coaching philosophy and approach. Whether he’s teaching kids, parents or other coaches he’s inspiring, motivating, fun and humble. His positive coaching approach has been a great motivator for players, parents and his peers. Coach Duke has instilled his philosophy of teaching and sharing in the creation of Dominate the Diamond® Courses as well as videos all over social media. His goal is to help every baseball and softball player, coach, and parent get educated, motivated, and then dominate on and off the field. DUKE BAXTER’S EXPERIENCE:* Founder of the Zoned Sports Academy Training facility in NJ* Amazon #1 Best Selling Co-Author- ‘Taking on the Title of Coach’* Played Professional Baseball for the Somerset Patriots* Played Professional Baseball for the Madison Blackwolf* 'Rookie of the Year' for Madison Blackwollf* Set the NCAA record with 31 doubles at University of North Florida* Professional Hitting, Fielding Instructor at Zoned Spots Academy for (15+ years)* Head Travel Baseball Coach* Holds 2 United States Patents for baseball and softball training aids* Co-Creator of the Dominate the Diamond® brand* Coached and Trained over 50,000 baseball and softball players for over 2 decades Meet Coach Steve Nikorak Coach Steve started playing baseball as 6-year old growing up in Stroudsburg, PA. His love of the game of the continued in high school and college. Steve attended and played baseball for Temple University before being selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 32nd round in 2012. He spent 4-years in professional baseball and now dedicates his professional career to coaching. Steve has coached thousands of athletes, one of which being his younger brother, Mike Nikorak, 1st round MLB draft pick in 2015 by the Colorado Rockies. Coach Steve’s knowledge goes well beyond the physical and mechanical aspects of the game. Steve not only wants to develop the athlete but also develop the person. As a former professional athlete, he has experienced both success and failure and believes that from every failure comes a learning experience. He tries to instill the life lessons that the game offers to each person he works with. He loves getting the opportunity to work with and meet new people, creating relationships and building trust. He believes that with preparation, comes confidence and it is our jobs as coaches to both prepare and develop young athletes that believe in themselves when they go out to compete. There is an immense need to educate youth coaches and he has started the process by helping to create Dominate the Diamond®. STEVE NIKORAK'S EXPERIENCE: * Director of Player Development at the Zoned Sports Academy Training facility in NJ* Amazon #1 Best Selling Co-Author- ‘Taking on the Title of Coach’* Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2012* Played Professional Baseball for the Somerset Patriots, NJ Jackals and St Paul Saints* Professional Hitting, Fielding Instructor at Zoned for (5+ years)* Head Travel Baseball Coach* Co-Creator of the ‘Dominate the Diamond®’ Courses* Coached and Trained over 10,000 baseball and softball players of all ages and skill levels
Jerry Weinstein Baserunning From A to Z $39.00
Enhance your team's ability to enhance it's run-scoring capabilities by looking at the game within the game in this coaching course by Jerry Weinstein. Baserunning From A to Z provides a comprehensive review of the key factors involved in one of the most important and often overlooked elements in baseball. Featuring over three hours of information, ideas, and insights from one of the most respected coaches in baseball, this instructional video course covers every fundamental aspect of baserunning. This course also offers specific techniques that can help turn a “baserunner” into a “base stealer.” In addition, almost an hour of actual game footage that helps demonstrate the baserunning techniques examined in this course is included. Finally, the course features almost an hour of actual came footage and a question and answer session from Coach Weinstein that demonstrate and examine the techniques featured in each video. Among the topics covered: Prepare for your preparation From home to first base First base From first base to second base Second base Third base Game footage Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Intro to Base Running from A-to-Z 4:06 2 Prepare for Your Preparation Free 5:51 3 Game Time (Best Speed Time) Free 4:42 4 From Home to First Base - Pt.1 9:53 5 From Home to First Base - Pt.2 4:42 6 First Base - Pt.1 5:09 7 First Base - Pt.2 12:33 8 First Base - Pt.3 16:38 9 First Base - Pt.4 6:33 10 From First to Second - Pt.1 7:41 11 From First to Second - Pt.2 11:08 12 Second Base - Pt.1 9:23 13 Second Base - Pt.2 6:50 14 Second Base - Pt.3 9:24 15 Third Base - Pt.1 7:00 16 Third Base - Pt.2 4:04 17 Third Base - Pt.3 3:13 18 Game Footage 51:10 19 Questions and Answers 10:32 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Jerry Weinstein is an American professional baseball coach. He works for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. Weinstein began his coaching career at Sacramento City College. He led the school to 831 wins across 23 seasons, and led the team to theNational Junior College Athletic Association championship in 1998. Weinstein managed the Gulf Coast Expos in 1993. He managed the Geneva Cubs in 1993 and Williamsport Cubs in 1994. After returning to Sacramento City College, he served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000 and 2001 and then coached forCalifornia State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) from 2001 through 2005. He left Cal Poly to become the manager of theModesto Nuts in 2007 and managed them through 2011. The Rockies added Weinstein to their major league staff before the 2012 season. After the 2013 season, the Rockies reassigned Weinstein, putting him in charge of player development in the minor leagues.
Duke Baxter Slide Like a Pro $19.00
Coach Duke Baxter is here to teach you how to properly take that extra base and enhance your teams ability to score. With 12 easy to follow instructional videos you can become the next Ricky Henderson or Ty Cobb! Inside you will find proper techniques for the Figure Four Slide, Straight Slide and Pop-Up Slide, as well as the best techniques for in-game situations. Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Getting Started 0:40 2 Why We Slide Free 0:40 3 Helmet Safety 0:34 4 Using a Sliding Mat Free 0:47 5 Figure Four Technique 0:53 6 The Straight Slide 1:21 7 The Pop-Up Slide 1:10 8 The Hook Slide 1:35 9 The Hands-First Slide 1:18 10 Hand Position for Sliding 0:40 11 Sliding Back on Pick-Offs 1:28 12 Sliding Into First Base 0:56 13 Directional Slides 0:00 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Duke Baxter is an instructor at the Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater, N.J. Before playing three years of professional baseball, Baxter set three hitting records at the University of North Florida, including a single-season mark of 31 doubles in 1997, which led NCAA Division II. He also is the inventor of the HotHands training device, which improves and perfects fielding skills.
John Marshall Rounding the Bases: Baserunning for Beginners $10.00
Just getting started? Baserunning for Complete Beginners is your guide to becoming the key to bringing your team runs. The course is instructed by former varsity baseball coach at Kinnelon HS, John Marshall with a special guest appearance by Duke Baxter of Zoned Sports Academy. This 9 part series will cover everything you need to know to start rounding home and putting runs on the board. Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Running to First Base Free 1:46 2 Run Through First Base 1:21 3 Banana Route to First Base 1:34 4 Running After Contact 0:54 5 How To Take A Lead 0:57 6 Taking A Secondary Lead 0:41 7 Sliding Into a Base 0:39 8 Stealing Second 0:48 9 Tagging Up at Third Base 0:42 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. About John:John Marshall is the former varsity baseball coach at Kinnelon High School in Kinnelon, N.J. He also has coached Babe Ruth League and American Legion teams. Marshall played collegiately at Harvard University and then for the semi-pro Paramus Pitbulls of the North Jersey Amateur Baseball League.About Duke:Duke Baxter is an instructor at the Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater, N.J. Before playing three years of professional baseball, Baxter set three hitting records at the University of North Florida, including a single-season mark of 31 doubles in 1997, which led NCAA Division II.He also is the inventor of the HotHands training device, which improves and perfects fielding skills.Check out Duke's 12-part baseball sliding series, Sliding Like a Pro, for great instruction on how to slide for youth baseball players.
Steve Nicollerat The 10 Base Running Drills Every Coach Needs $9.99
Base running is overlooked and underutilized. Sure you can find random drills online. But coaches need a set of drills that are in progressive order. They need drills that they can build from to take their teams to a new level. With these 10 base running drills, Coach Baseball Right Founder Steve Nicollerat gives coaches the foundational set of fundamental and progressive base running drills. Watch them, use them, watch your kids run to a new level! Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Getting Off the Bag 0:46 2 The Lead Off 0:56 3 Back to the Bag (First Base) Free 1:17 4 The Lead After from First Base (Not Stealing) 0:54 5 How to Steal 1:08 6 Delay Steal 1:47 7 Reading Lefties 2:13 8 Walking Lead from Second Base 0:00 9 The Lead After from Third Base 2:37 10 Stealing Home 0:00 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. National Epstein Master Certified Hitting Instructor (2009) Missouri High School Hall of Fame: Coach (2015) Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame: Coach (2016) Bob Broeg Annual Award - Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame (2017) 600+ Wins (3rd Overall in Missouri High School History)
THSCA Baserunning - Corey Cephus, Cypress Ranch HS $10.00
Baserunning - Corey Cephus, Cypress Ranch HS Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Baserunning - Corey Cephus, Cypress Ranch HS 39:00 2 Cephus Presentation Slides You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Entering 23rd year of coaching 2017- Present: Head Coach at Cypress Ranch (2018 NFHS/UIL State Coach of the Year for Baseball) 2000-2016: Assistant at Langham Creek (2013 – THSBCA 5A Assistant Coach of The Year) 1999: GA at Lamar University Coaches kickers and punters at Cypress Ranch Played baseball at Lamar University, multiple sports at Dobie HS Wife of 21 years: Cari; Daughter: Cayla 18 years old Enjoys music and sports Teaches Special Education In-Class-Support Integrated Physics & Chemistry Birth of daughter was greatest achievement.
THSCA Base Running: How it Can Win or Lose You Games - Chris and Matt Whatley $10.00
Base Running: How it Can Win or Lose You Games - Chris and Matt Whatley Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Base Running: How it Can Win or Lose You Games - Chris and Matt Whatley 45:13 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. CHRIS WHATLEY - Hallsville HS My name is Chris Whatley, I am in my 10th year at Hallsville High School where I have enjoyed coaching both baseball and football. I graduated from Garland High School in 2001 and played four years of college baseball. I played two years at Murray State College and finished my last two years at The University of Arkansas-Monticello. I am married to Kayla Whatley, who also attended UAM and is currently Hallsville’s head softball coach. We have two daughters Kinsler (4) Kabryn (2). I come from a coaching family, my dad Terry Whatley coached at Katy, Mabank, and Garland High schools under Joe Martin. My brother Matt is currently the Head Baseball coach at W.T. White High School. MATT WHATLEY - WT White HS Coach Whatley grew up in Garland, Tx. Matt’s baseball playing background includes being a 4-year starter at Garland High School where he was a 3-time All-District Catcher with his Senior year being All Area, and All-State. Matt then went on to Texarkana Junior College where he played in the JUCO World Series, and then to Univ of Arkansas Monticello and in 2008 to Stephen F Austin State University. Coach Whatley was a 4year assistant to Hall of Fame Coach David Shepherd, and for the past 7 years has been the Head Coach at W.T. White High School in Dallas, Tx. Coach Whatley and his beautiful wife Christine have 3 children, Wyatt (8), Walker (7), and Scout (4).
NHSBCA Rundowns: More Than Just a Game of Pickle by Ryan Wolfsheimer $19.99
Rundowns: More Than Just a Game of Pickle Rundowns in baseball are one of the most exciting moments of the game. Although, rundowns are more than just a game of pickle. Why is it called a pickle? It essentially means you're stuck in a tough spot, like a cucumber stuck in vinegar brine for days. They’re an opportunity to gain position and momentum in a game. Whether it's on 2nd base or going home, it's crucial for either player to make a play. The obstructed runner is awarded at least one base beyond the last base touched before obstruction. Which can ultimately decide the outcome of the game. There are many ways to accomplish a rundown and stop one from happening to you. The rundown Ideally should require only two throws, so as to limit the possibility of an errant throw. In order to accomplish this, run hard at the base runner before you make the throw to your partner. In this course, Ryan Wolfsheimer talks about how to come out on top with rundowns. How to effectively teach rundowns as well as how to stop them. Everything you need to take your rundown skills to the next level and beat your opposition. Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. Take your baserunning and rundowns to the next level! Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Rundowns: More Than Just a Game of Pickle 36:13 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Ryan Wolfsheimer is a certified professional coach with fifteen years of experience working with families to overcome challenges, goal setting, and organizing/managing family time. Spending fifteen years as an educator led Ryan to focus of serving and helping people move forward during their journey of life. Empowering people with the belief that their thoughts create their results is at the forefront of his coaching philosophy.
NHSBCA The Mental Game - Part 2 with Paul Babcock and Pete Meyer $19.99
The mental game of an athlete is one that can make or break them. The phrase, “it's all mental” speaks volumes. As an athlete, you can't win if you do not have mental toughness. Your success is directly proportional to how much mental toughness you have. To be mentally tough, you have to be willing to do the things most athletes will not do. Athletes can be affected by negative psychological factors either outside or inside the body that may obstruct their focus, cause disruptions in their preparation, and, at times, result in injuries. They may experience physical symptoms such as muscles tightening, shaking, and increased sweating. No matter the sport, team or individual, mental toughness is key. We typically see athletes underperform because they've cracked mentally. Once that happens, the body quickly follows with body language. It's important to stay present in the moment and regain focus. Many Elite athletes have a constant practice of “staying in the zone”. Resulting in subconscious concentration. Engaging in self-talk is crucial to an athlete's determination. Giving affirmations to oneself gives encouragement to keep pushing as well as the ability to dilute and manage nerves. Another method of practice is replacing the word “can't”. Top Athletes like Kobe, MJ and Derrick Jeter were some players who were known to have incredible mental toughness, which ultimately resulted in endless accolades. In this course, Coach Paul Babcock and Coach Pete Meyer break down the importance of having a clear and focused mental game. After all, your mindset is the foundation for anything you do. Everything you need to become mentally bullet proof is right here. Simply click the ‘Book This Course’ button at the top right of this page, place your order, and you’ll immediately be logged into the training with full access. Start your practices with “get your mind right” today! Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Mental game part 2 39:16 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Paul Babcock joined the North Central University baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach just before the 2019-20 school year. Prior to coaching at NCU, Babcock had recently been the head baseball coach of the freshman team at Clovis North High School where he led the team to their first ever winning season. Before coaching at Clovis North, Paul was a math teacher and head baseball coach at Alta Sierra Intermediate for over 15 years, where he won numerous league championships. Paul Babcock played college baseball in the 80s. He started out playing for at the time, #1 nationally ranked Fresno State University Bulldogs as a second baseman. Pete Meyer is the Head Coach of the Mens Baseball Team at Lisle Highschool, Illinois.
NHSBCA Ben Bizier- West Coast Offense Baseball $20.00
Ben Bizier- West Coast Offense Baseball Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Ben Bizier Intro Free 2:19 2 Believe in Progression and Development 2:04 3 The Concept of Go 6:40 4 Coach 1st Base 3:23 5 What is X? 4:42 6 Important Postures 3:06 7 Postures- Primary leads 1:30 8 Postures- Different types of Steals 7:54 9 Posture leading off 3B & Cock of Arm 1:31 10 Read Posture 3:43 11 Isolate at Practice 3:02 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Ben Bizier
Adam Szabo Adam Szabo - Baserunning & Fielding Biomechanics $40.00
When it comes to baseball, there are 4 basic yet key components of the game: Hitting Pitching Fielding Baserunning In this course, Adam Szabo is going to share with you the most underlooked factors that go into baserunning and fielding. This course will cover: Athletic movement priniciples that apply to baserunning and fielding and can also be applied to all athletic movement Proper accelereration and sprinting techniques Baserunning stances and techniques for all bases and all situations Proper fielding stances and mechanics Proper catcher stances and mechanics Videos of sprint exercises that teach baseball transitions and acceleration techniques Baserunning and fielding are key parts of the game and needs to be addressed by all players and coaches. This is a detailed course with a lot of analysis of the do's and don'ts. Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Introduction 5:27 2 Neutral Head Position 2:17 3 Athletic Position 0:41 4 Shin Angles 1:11 5 Stretch Reflexes 1:48 6 Triple Extension 1:02 7 Knee Positioning 1:56 8 Sprinting Technique 3:11 9 2 Point Stance 1:29 10 3 Point Stance 0:53 11 Universal Athletic Position 1:31 12 Take Off Form 3:29 13 Sprint Form Examples 1:44 14 Running Form Tips 3:29 15 Acceleration Phases 1:21 16 Technique Breakdown 1:56 17 Considerations For Baseball Field Dimensions 2:51 18 Home to 1st 2:28 19 Correct Form on The Bases 0:59 20 Head Turns - On The Move 1:11 21 Game Footage Breakdown Free 1:56 22 Leading Off 1:41 23 Lead Off Technique Pictures 3:06 24 Stealing Bases 1:35 25 Feet First Sliding 2:13 26 Correct Feet First Technique 1:29 27 Head First Sliding 1:14 28 Correct Head 1st Technique 3:22 29 Video Breakdown of Stealing 3:22 30 Tagging Up 1:33 31 Shuffling 1:28 32 Rounding Bases 3:53 33 Open Q/A 4:00 34 Fielding Stances 6:39 35 Fielding a Ground Ball 2:24 36 Outfield Play 4:54 37 Catcher Stances 6:04 38 Coaching Points For Sprint Exercises 2:18 39 Tagging Up to Sprint 0:02 40 Swinging to Sprinting 0:03 41 Swinging, Running, and Looking for the Ball 0:04 42 Swinging, Sprinting, & Taking a Quick Look for the Ball 0:05 43 Sprinting From Fielding Stance 0:02 44 Fielding Stance to Starts & Stops 0:05 45 Rotate 180 Degrees to Sprinting 0:02 46 Backpedal & Transition to Sprinting 0:03 47 Sprinting From a Lead-Off Stance 0:02 48 Transitions between Leading-Off, Tagging-Up, & Sprinting 0:04 49 Delayed Steal (Shuffling to Sprinting) 0:03 50 Shuffle Sideways to Sprinting Forward 0:03 51 Sprint to Directional Shuffle to Sprinting 0:04 52 Rounding Bases & Running Curves 0:04 53 Sitting Facing Forward to Sprinting 0:03 54 Sitting Sideways to Sprinting 0:03 55 On Stomach Facing Forwards to Sprinting 0:03 56 On Stomach Facing Backwards to Sprinting 0:04 57 On Stomach Facing Sideways to Sprinting 0:02 58 Biomechanics of Stealing Bases, Base Running, & Fielding You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Adam Szabo is the Founder and CEO of Excelerate Athletic Development. Besides this he has been teaching Mathematics since 1999 while being a Head Coach for both Football and Track and Field. Excelerate Athletic Development started, in 2010, by training Division II and III college football players. From there, we expanded to training the Midland Redskins Baseball Program and have grown into a training and consulting company, with multiple trainers, that serve boys and girls high schools, teams, individuals, and organizations. Everything we do is built upon athletic movement principles that through a systematic and organized set of programs and workouts, teaches proper technique while developing athleticism. During our time, we have won 3 State Championships and 3 Connie Mack World Series Titles. For more information, please go to excelerateAD.com
CDC The Colorado Dugout Club Incorporating Base Running into Practice with Tony Vitello $9.95
Need some help making your athletes faster and more efficient baserunners? Then you've come to the right place! In this course, Coach Tony Vitello reveals different philosophies and drills for baserunning that will make your players more efficient baserunners to ultimately score more runs. He even covers stealing bases and different types of reads! Video # Video Title Video Length 1 Introduction 1:33 2 Speed Work Free 4:23 3 Pitcher Agility 0:27 4 You Can Get Faster 1:45 5 Hips Are Really Important 1:16 6 A Skip and B Skip Work w-Prop 1:01 7 Footspeed and Hipwork 0:33 8 Footspeed and Hipwork 2 0:19 9 Plyos and Agilities 0:45 10 Baseball Speed vs Showcase Speed 5:13 11 Contact Play Leads to Runs 1:31 12 Excellent Jump on Contact 1:51 13 Contact Play Without Scoring 1:24 14 Hesitation on Contact Play 0:58 15 Working to Steal Bases 6:50 16 Technique and Form to Improve Speed 0:52 17 Rickey Henderson 2:16 18 Moving Up on Balls in the Dirt Free 2:50 19 Work at 2nd Base 0:32 20 Reads at 2nd Base Free 1:44 21 Succefully Running at 2nd Base 1:20 22 Team Baserunning 1:10 23 Q&A 8:54 You will be redirected to our store on CoachTube.com to complete the purchase. Tony Vitello | University of Tennessee | Head Coach On June 7, 2017, Tony Vitello became the Head Coach for the Tennessee Volunteer program. He spent the previous 4 years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas. He even worked for TCU and Missouri. During his 17 year tenure, he has developed 7 first-round draft picks into the MLB. Vitello's NCAA Appearances 2019 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional 2017 NCAA Fayetteville Regional 2015 College World Series 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Regional 2012 NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional 2011 NCAA Fort Worth Regional 2009 NCAA Oxford Regional 2008 NCAA Coral Gables Regional 2007 NCAA Columbia (Mo.) Regional 2006 NCAA Fullerton Super Regional 2005 NCAA Fullerton Regional 2004 NCAA Fayetteville Regional 2003 NCAA Starkville Regional