Run a great practice (that the kids will love)!

Fun baseball and softball drills, instructional training videos and coaching techniques you can use today.

  • Fun drills that get results

  • Practice plans that detail how, where and when to use the drills

  • Learn how to set up Training Stations

  • Pre-made  Lineup Cards

We cover Hitting, Fielding, Base Running, Pitching, Catching and include valuable Coach’s Resources for practice and game day!




Fun, comprehensive course teaches the fundamentals of the game.  Includes:

  • 38 HD Training Videos
  • 5 Sample Practice Plans

  • Sample Line-up Card

  • Pre-Game Warm-up Routine
  • Field Utilization Chart




This course teaches Coaches how to take their Rookie players to the next level. Includes:

  • Access to Rookie Course

  • 78 HD 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




You’re ready to teach the Majors!…Here is what’s included in the Majors Course:

  • Access to our Rookie & Minors Courses

  • 115 HD advanced videos focusing on position specific training

  • 15- Sample Practice Plans

  • Defensive Progressions

  • Situational Play

  • Sample Line-up Card

  • Pre-Game Warm-up Routine

  • Field Utilization Chart

  • And…

  • Critical Team Training

  • Strategies for moving up to the bigger field (50/70 or 60/90)

  • Team Hitting Plan

  • In-Game Management Strategies

  • Plus our Bonus!

Access to our Exclusive Coaches Facebook Page – Get tips and talk to our expert Coaches!


Watch Coach Duke Baxter and Coach Steve Nikorak in Action

Infield Drill for “bad hops”
Hit and Freeze Drill – Get the best extension in your swing
Pitchers – Holding Runners On

How do we help you make coaching easy?

We offer the ultimate training course for coaching youth baseball. We have the baseball drills, baseball training videos and baseball practice plans you need.

We Teach Fundamentals

Teach fundamentals from Hitting, Catching and Pitching to Fielding and Base Running.

Easy and Fun Drills

Fun drills and practice plans that will keep your players engaged!

Coaching Resources

Resources you need including: Practice Plans, Line-up Cards, and more!


Choose MAJORS for our BIGGEST Savings Yet!

Who Are We?

Duke Baxter is CEO and Head Coach at Zoned Sports Academy as well a bestselling author, an inventor, entrepreneur, and most importantly husband and dad of four. Duke holds numerous hitting records at the University of North Florida and spent four years playing professional baseball.

Steve Nikorak professional career includes the Chicago White Sox, Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League), St. Paul Saint’s (American Association) and New Jersey Jackals (Can-Am League). He has a degree from Temple University. Steve is a bestselling author, Coach and instrumental in Business Development at Zoned Sports Academy.

Baxter and Nikorak share a love of baseball and desire to keep kids in the game by teaching the fundamentals and keeping the game fun!

We have your solution…

“We want to create a competitiveness within our players that they can take with them through life. This competitiveness will bring them wins, but it is just as important to experience and learn from losses. We cannot lose sight of the fact that the game of baseball/softball is a never-ending development process. Our kids will never master their respective games, but they can work hard to be the best athletes they can be. ” – excerpt from Amazon bestseller Taking on the Title of COACH: A 5 Step Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball and Softball

Dominate the Diamond Rookies Course



The Rookies Course assists coaches working with the beginner level baseball player typically ages 6-8. This course explains both the correct mechanics of each skill set as well as the drills used to teach it.

Dominate the Diamond Minors



The Minors course is an advanced version of the Rookie curriculum. The Minors course takes coaches through more advanced drill work and coaching techniques. This course was designed to assist baseball coaches…





The Majors Course is the most advanced course we offer, targeting coaches that have a team moving on to the bigger field. This course is intended for baseball coaches with players that already have a grasp…


About Coach Duke

About Coach Steve

Amazon #1 Best Selling Authors

We wrote our book because each year we run free coach’s clinics for neighboring Little Leagues, educating their coaches, most of whom are parents and have never coached before. In most cases, these parents have volunteered their time because their child has asked them to coach their team. Without knowing what to do next, they attend our coach’s clinic.

After taking a 90-minute crash course in coaching, they realize they aren’t nearly as prepared as they hoped they would be. They needed more information. They needed more drills. They needed help utilizing assistant coaches and volunteer parents. They needed help motivating their players. Most of all, they needed help keeping 12 kids engaged, all at once in a sport where there tends to be a lot of standing around.

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Keeping The Game Fun!

Kids are leaving sports due to poor coaching at an alarming rate never to return.

One bad coach can destroy a child’s passion for the game. Let’s keep our kids playing and having fun!

Our Vision for New Coaches

As coaches and former professional baseball players, Duke & Steve recognize and admire the dedication and commitment from parents taking on the title of coach. They share their love of baseball and coaching in this simple 5-step guide for even the most reluctant of parents taking on this challenge.

Dominate the Diamond® is for anyone who has, or plans to take on the title of “Coach.” It was designed to assist coaches looking to better themselves as leaders and role models to young athletes all while equipping them with the tools necessary to leave a lasting impression on their players.

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Praise from Customers & Colleagues

“When it comes to coaching, it’s vital to have the knowledge and insights to the game to lay out a plan for player development. Every successful baseball coach is also a humble student of the game. “Taking on the Title of Coach” is a valuable and comprehensive guide for coaches to use as a reference to TEACH the fundamental and advanced aspects of the game.”

Chris Blaquiere

Florida State College Jacksonville-Retired Head Coach

“Throughout my three decades as an owner in professional baseball, I’ve developed a tremendous appreciation for youth coaching. A good coach instills a love for the game that will last a lifetime. A great coach, armed with a plan and a positive outlook, can influence his or her players long after they leave the field. Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak are GREAT coaches. “

Jeff Goldklang

President, Goldklang Group of Professional Baseball

“I was lucky enough to have Duke Baxter as a player at UNF. Not only for his talent as a baseball player but for his love of the game. He’s an exceptional instructor for all ages of players and his reputation as a coach and as a teacher are outstanding. I’m proud to say I coached Duke.”

Dusty Rhodes

Retired Coach, University of North Florida

“I purchased your course and I gotta say that it s amazing!! I am really impressed. Great videos, simple to understand and effective. This is my 2nd year as a little league coach and Ive been able to learn and use this to implement to our team and to my son. It s well worth it. Ty guys & Keep it up!!”

Omar Morales