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Coaching Youth Baseball & Softball - Minors Course
by Dominate the Diamond

Minors Training Course
The Minors Course is an advanced version of the Rookie curriculum. The Minors course takes coaches through more complex drill work and coaching techniques. This course was designed to assist coaches working with youth baseball and softball players that already have a basic knowledge of the game and the foundation to develop their skill sets.

This intermediate course includes:

  ❖ Full access to the Rookie Curriculum, PLUS...
  ❖ Fielding progressions
  ❖ Footwork drills
  ❖ Advanced pitching techniques
  ❖ Hitting drills
  ❖ Catcher fundamentals
  ❖ New and improved drills to use at practice.

You also receive:

  ❖ 79 Training Videos covering even more drill work and coaching techniques 
  ❖ 8-Sample Practice Plans
  ❖ Defensive Progressions 
  ❖ Situational Play
  ❖ Sample Line-up Card
  ❖ Pre-Game Warm-up Routine
  ❖ Field Utilization Chart

EXTRA Bonus!
Access to our Exclusive Coaches Facebook Page - Get tips and talk to our expert Coaches!

 

More Info

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Throwing
2 Throwing Progression (kids) 02:49
3 Shuffling 01:24
4 Quick Hands (2-hands) 01:35
Fielding Ground Balls
5 Semi Circle Bare Hand Progressions 03:26
6 Semi Circle Glove Progressions 02:12
7 Glove Side & Forehand 01:30
8 Backhand 02:33
9 1st 3-Cone Drill (get around ball) 01:20
10 2nd 3-Cone Drill (Forehand) 00:37
11 3rd 3-Cone Drill (Backhand) 00:59
12 Ladder Drill 1 01:37
13 Ladder Drill 2 01:41
14 Diving 02:39
Outfield Fly Balls & Line Drives
15 Crowhop 01:27
16 Drop Step (OF) 01:56
17 Drop step & Communication 00:39
18 Drop Step Drill 00:40
19 Get Around the Ball 01:03
20 QB Drill 01:12
Pitching
21 The Wind Up 01:07
22 4-Seam Fastball 01:05
23 2-Seam Fastball 01:11
24 Change-up 01:31
Base Running
25 Tag Up (kids) 01:16
26 Hit the Inside Corner 00:38
Sliding
27 Diving Back into Bases 01:09
Hitting
28 Points of Contact 01:21
29 Moving the Tee - Points of Contact 01:13
30 In-game Plate Approach 01:00
31 Soft Toss 01:44
32 Front Toss 01:45
33 Bunting 01:57
Catching
34 Signal Stance 00:36
35 Primary Stance 00:39
36 Secondary Stance 00:47
37 Catcher Blocking 00:54
Situational Play
38 Cuts & Relays 02:34
39 Bunt Defense 00:42
40 Infield Situations 01:21
41 Checking the Runner 00:59
Course Downloads
42 Field Utilization
43 Practice Plan Template
44 Pre Game Warm-up Routine
45 Sample Line Up Card
46 Sample Practice Plan 1
47 Sample Practice Plan 2
48 Sample Practice Plan 3
49 Sample Practice Plan 4
50 Sample Practice Plan 5
51 Sample Practice Plan 6
52 Sample Practice Plan 7
53 Sample Practice Plan 8

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About Our Coaches

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 

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