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

The stories we hear from organizations using CoachDeck are off-the-charts positive! More kids coming back to play because they better-enjoyed the experience. More coaches willing to volunteer again next season. You can't get a better return on investment than with CoachDeck!

In this issue:
One of the most astute breakdowns of developing an effective practice for your players you'll ever read can be found in this month's contribution from Tony Earp. 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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The Difference that Makes the Difference
By Tony Earp

Over the years of training players of many different age groups and a range of abilities, one of my goals is to always make the training session challenging and enjoyable for the players. It has been my experience that when players find the activities challenging and are having fun, the players show the most amount of effort and focus. The difficult part of building a training session is combining both of those elements in a balanced and effective way. 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​