Volume 12, Issue 9
September, 2019
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Fall Ball can be fun and instructional. Just like CoachDeck! Get your novice coaches the help they need with our deck of 52 color-coded drills, all of which can be made into exciting games kids love to play!

In this issue: Doug Bernier returns with some fantastic tips for fielding that all baseball and softball players can use. Brian Gotta wonders if we may be teaching our players there is a "grey line" between honest and dishonest behavior. And Dr. Darrell Burnett chimes in with possibly the briefest article we've run, but bulletin board material for all coaches.

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How to Field a Baseball
By Doug Bernier

Everyone loves offense, but pitching and defense win games. These pro tips for how to field a baseball will help you win games. Read Article
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Unsportsmanlike Conduct
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

A friend of mine who plays women's league tennis shared an article on social media about cheating in the game. The topic was, “incorrect line calls made by opponents and how to deal with them”. It got me thinking about how we coach our kids. Read Article
Positive Coaching
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

Positive coaching: Fourteen ways to keep youth sports positive. 1. Concentrate on positives. 2. Over teach. 3. Amplify Successes. Read Article