"Training at Zoned Sports Academy has helped me more than anything to get me where I am today. Working with my brother Steve Nikorak and the rest of the coaching staff at Zoned made it possible for me to follow my dream. When you have the best instructors to teach you the game of baseball, there is no place you'd rather be."
MIKE NIKORAK - RHP - COLORADO ROCKIES - 2015 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK (27TH OVERALL)
"We could go on and on regarding the development of our son the past 13 years. Tommy began his training at Zoned at 8 years old continuing until today, a 21 year old DI baseball player. The key word here is development. The work ethic instilled in him along with their dedication to the development of outstanding baseball players, both physically and mentally at now a top-of-the-line facility, we are so grateful to Duke and the Zoned coaches who understand the road he is on and the dream he is following. 'Work hard, stay humble, dream big.'"
THE MARCINCZYK FAMILY - RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
"Zoned is a facility that I've been using as both a college player and a coach for over a decade. Their instructors bring superior knowledge of every skill in the game as well as foster an environment which teaches game sense and the mental side of baseball and softball. More that's anything, the energy at the facility is unparalleled and they strive to keep raising the bar. The drills utilized combine both skill and fitness and there is never any standing around. Players leave practice physically exhausted and mentally exhilarated. Instructors genuinely connect with players and bring a level of understanding that can reach all age and skill levels. Having sent hundreds of athletes through the facility, I stand by every hour of instruction my players and I have received and wouldn't train anywhere else."
KRISTIN MEISTER - HEAD COACH - JERSEY INFERNO
"Inferno gold fast pitch softball team has been with zoned since 2002, the day they opened the doors. Their professional instructors are the reason my athletes are so successful and get the scholarships that they do. Zoned truly is where athletes should train. Thanks to Duke and the staff for caring and your help!"
DON MEISTER - MANAGER - JERSEY INFERNO
"Zoned was the most memorable and meaningful facility I trained in during my years of playing softball. It was the place where I went for everything from hitting lessons, to fielding lessons, to team practices. It went from being the place where I learned to throw again after breaking my thumb in the eighth grade, to the place where I shot my college recruiting video with Duke. The staff at Zoned was the best group of baseball and softball instructors I had worked with at any level. This was evidenced by the fact that all the most talented players I knew went there for lessons. I went to practice and take lessons there so frequently, that the staff at Zoned began to feel more like family. Anything I did on the field, was rooted in what Duke had taught me. It also meant a lot to me when he came to watch my games. It felt good to know that he genuinely cared about me as a player and as a person. The moment that a softball player starts to view the sport as more than just a hobby, she should start taking lessons at Zoned."
ARIELLE GRAPSTEIN - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SOFTBALL PLAYER
"Duke and his staff have helped players from Somerset Hills Little League elevate their skill level while teaching them how to play the game the right way. Solid training program!"
MIKE FALDUTO - PRESIDENT - SOMERSET HILLS LITTLE LEAGUE
"Zoned provided me with the professional facilities and the professional instruction to get the most out of my playing abilities. The staff challenge players to be their best, but never forget that the reason we all began playing the game was to have fun. Their enthusiasm is proof of their passion for the game and for helping kids get better. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to train at Zoned!"
KYLE HIGGINS - ZONED ATHLETE
"Zoned Sports Academy is the only place I would recommend. Not only do I trust their friendly staff and their knowledge of the game I believe that that they will get the most out of your child's athletic ability!!!"
MIKE CANICA - VICE PRESIDENT - MANVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE
"Zoned Sports Academy has been training our daughters for several years. Duke as a batting instructor has transformed our daughter's swing from hitting singles to line drives to the fence! As an infield coach, he has gotten our daughters ready to win the middle infield spots in High School and now getting our one daughter ready to play Division 1 softball as an infielder. Kathy as a pitching coach has added a spin rotation on our youngest daughter's curve ball, which measured 19 on spins to now the low 20s. When our oldest daughter sustained a torn PCL, Lauren took the time to teach her how to slide on a different leg to aide in her recovery. When you walk into the facility, you’re always welcomed by a hello and if a repeating customer - always asked how the games went from a trainer. We never have left without a Zoned instructor asking about our child's performance. It's great because they make you feel like you're in their extended family but in addition they aide in improving skills each session."
JOE FERRAIOLO - PARENT
"There is no doubt that the trainers at Zoned have had a huge impact on my daughter's ability take her game to the next level with pitching, hitting and fielding. Zoned is a top quality facility with highly talented trainers. After searching for trainers and a facility for my daughter for years we have found a home at Zoned. A top quality facility that offers great trainers for pitching, hitting and fielding...we could not be happier with her progress and ability to take her game to the next level."
BILL DEJIANNE - PARENT
"Zoned baseball is without a doubt the best indoor facility in NJ. Duke Baxter and his staff have been producing quality baseball players at all levels. The biggest difference I see in a Zoned trained player is that they are not only skilled, but they have a better understanding of the way the game is played. I would recommend Zoned baseball to any young ballplayer."
CHRIS ROOF - HEAD COACH - GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL
"We are fortunate to have many of our players take advantage of the top notch training that Zoned offers. Those players always enter the season well prepared and fundamentally sound due in large part to their Zoned training."
MAX NEWILL - HEAD COACH - BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL
"I trained at Zoned since I was 11, it was by far the best baseball training I have ever received. Duke and his team at Zoned Inc. have an incredible knowledge of the game and they're enthusiasm while training is second to none. They helped me get drafted twice by the Mets and the Indians. I really don't think I would be able to say that if it wasn't for their hard work with me every time I stepped into Zoned. Thanks for everything guys!"
MIKE GIUFFRE - PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER - NEW YORK METS, CLEVELAND INDIANS