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Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 12, Issue 10
 
 
 
 
October, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

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In this issue: Mike Epstein's second in a three-part series focuses on mechanics coaches can easily teach their players. Brian Gotta explains how taking responsibility for failure is a valuable skill we must teach. And John O'Sullivan reacts to shameful incident with wisdom that is required reading for all involved in youth sports.


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Dynamic Balance (Part 2)
By Mike Epstein

Having the weight balanced, or 60-40 over his front foot, will facilitate the dropping of the front heel. Straightening the front leg drops the front heel. As the front leg firms up, the back leg begins to bend slightly at the knee. Equal-and-opposite. Read Article
 
 
 
 
Make Your Own Hop
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I read a quote attributed to Daniel Pink which was, “One of the best predictors of ultimate success is how you explain your failures and rejections.” What does this mean, and how does it apply to our coaching and parenting?  Read Article
 
 
 
 
When You Attend a Youth Sports Event, Know Your Role!
By John O'Sullivan

Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, The birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7 year old boys scurry about a baseball diamond, trying to hit, run, throw and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-old boys do. But then the game gets tense.  Read Article