Volume 9, Issue 9
September, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Think about the coming season and all those volunteer coaches you'll need to recruit. When they find out that you'll be providing them with a CoachDeck that contains 52 great drills they can do on the fly at practice, they'll be more confident and willing to help out. CoachDeck practices are fun and fundamentally sound!

In this issue:
Another great article from Doug Bernier details the three different types of batting stances and the strengths and weaknesses of each. Brian Gotta makes a plea to all those involved in youth sports to step up their efforts and understand their importance. And Bill Cole returns with a ten fantastic tips for turning failure into success. These might change your life!

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Best Batting Stance
By Doug Bernier

Watching a baseball game, you’ll likely see 18 different batting stances. You will see some hitters stand tall, some squat low, and some very wide. But regardless of the vast variety of quirks, you will find that all hitters stances fall into one of these three categories: (1) Open (2) square, or (3) closed. Read Article
Our Leagues Are More Important Than Ever
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

My son, who is 25 and a pro baseball player, recently gave a rare compliment to my wife's and my parenting when he said, “You guys were smart not to get us a PlayStation when we were younger because it forced us to go outside and play.”  Read Article

Ten Ways to Turn Failure Into Success
By Bill Cole

Henry Ford believed that "Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently." Woody Allen says, "If you're not failing, you're not trying anything." And Winston Churchill held that "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." All these great men know that dealing with failure successfully is part of a winner's mind set. Here are my top ten mental strategies that winners use to keep them strong and take them towards success. Read Article