Volume 9, Issue 3
March, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Are your coaches as prepared as they need to be? We'd all like to think that the training we do and the education we provide is sufficient, but every coach still needs a CoachDeck. Help your coaches put a little "fun" back into the fundamentals by providing them with a deck of 52 drills that can all be made into fun games!

In this issue:
It's been a long time since we shared "The Speed Guy" Lee Taft with you. His article on teaching speed in young athletes is a great way to welcome him back! Brian Gotta has found some parents who are very "into" their kids' sports. Guess how hold the players are? And new contributor Bill Cole shares the secrets of championship athletes.

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Steps to Becoming Faster
By Lee Taft

If I were to rank the steps I use to prioritize coaching speed to my athletes it would look like this: Step Number One: Intensity... Read Article
Over the Top
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I stumbled upon an article in a small community newspaper that was headlined, “Youth Baseball Game Unfairly Umpired.” It was written by the grandmother of a player whose team lost after umpires ended the game due to a time limit having been reached. Dozens of people chimed in with online comments and reading them makes me wonder about these folks. Read Article

Superstar Athletes: What Makes Them Tick?
By Bill Cole

Who is your all-time favorite star athlete? I bet you can name a few. Whoever came to mind, I bet you admire them because they have great physical skills and they are thrilling to watch. Have you ever wondered what made them so good? What is inside their heads that gives them laser focus, high energy and determined drive leading to such high performance?  Read Article​