Volume 10, Issue 8
August, 2017
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Hooray! Those big fall seasons are about to get underway. Let's hope all of our volunteer-parent coaches have a CoachDeck in their back pockets so they can run fun and meaningful practices every time! 

In this issue:
With winter months just around the corner, Tony Earp's tips on player rest are essential. Brian Gotta offers advice on how we should handle our volunteer coaches. And our consultant for CoachDeck Softball, Hall-of-Famer and National Champion Sue Enquist, writes a letter to the Atlee Softball team which was disqualified from the Little League World Series. It's a great message for all youngsters to hear regardless of their sport.

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Starve the Beast
By Tony Earp

There are many benefits of taking time off during the year as a competitive athlete. The obvious ones are mental and physical rest the body needs in order to stay healthy and avoid overuse injuries or “burnout.” Read Article
Coaching For Fun
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It was a new riff on an old joke: I asked someone how he came to coach his daughter's soccer team. He said, “I was standing with a group of parents and they asked for a volunteer to step forward. I stood still and everyone else stepped back.”:Read Article

Open Letter to Atlee Softball Players Disqualified for Inappropriate Behavior
By Sue Enquist

You and I have a lot in common:You don’t know me, but I am a huge softball fan. You probably think there is no way I could understand your pain, but I do, because I too have been a national embarrassment to my family, team, school, community, association and sport. Read Article​