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How to Get Your Pitcher Locked In!

Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak break down some mental tips when your pitcher is throwing strikes but being hit. Trusting the infield is crucial to a...

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How to Manage your Baseball Roster

Many times youth coaches are unsure or worried about how to pick their roster and how many players to carry. Duke Baxter breaks down how to...

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How to Increase a Baseball Players Reactions

When do you prep step? Athletes need to prep step as soon as the ball is being hit so they are able to land in a balanced, athletic position that...

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The best ways to hold runners on base in baseball

Coach Duke Baxter and Steve Nikorak explains how to hold runners on base and stop them from advancing to second and third once they are on first....

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The Top Tips for Coaching 1st and 3rd Plays

Duke Baxter breaks down how to defend when there are base runners on 1st and 3rd base. A key aspect is to set up a trick play because the opposing...

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Parents, be better than this. Parent punches umpire at youth baseball game

Coach Duke Baxter received a phone call during a Zoned 13U baseball game from one of the 13U coaches. He said "a parent just punched the umpire...

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How to warm up pitchers properly for performance and arm health

Pitchers need to be hot when they get on the mound. This means that they are warm, loose, and have had pitches in the bullpen. What this looks like...

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How To Create Helpful Post Season Evaluations And Improvement Plans For Baseball Players

After season evaluations help to strengthen the players for the following season and allows for reflection on performance. Coach Steve Nikorak...

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The Best Drills to Teach Youth Softball Players

Keeping younger players engaged during a lesson while teaching them valuable game skills can be difficult. Coach Duke Baxter has some of the best...

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How to Handle Sideline Parents | TEAM COACHING

Before baseball season starts, setting ground rules with the parents and expectations on behavior help to create a better environment. This is done...

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TRY OUTS | How to Pick The Right Players for Your Teams

Picking players for a team can be one of the most difficult things a coach has to do. At Zoned, the type of teammate, their parents, the way they...

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The best ways to turn 2 in baseball (double play)

Coach Duke Baxter breaks down the top four ways to turn double plays as a second baseman to the shortstop. 

The first way to turn a double...

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How to be a Coach and Dad?

Being a baseball coach and a Dad can be a difficult dynamic when a son is on the team. Coach Steve Nikorak believes that understanding the baseball...

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What do youth coaching experts think about baseball game time limits

The rules vary for tournament games depending on which tournament you enter. Coach Duke Baxter says he thinks that an hour and fifty minutes is a...

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