Volume 11, Issue 7
July, 2018
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Tired of parents complaining about the lack of quality coaching? When kids get in their parents' car after practice and say, "It was boring", the grumbling begins. If you haven't tried giving your coaches a CoachDeck you'll be amazed at how it will help your volunteers run fun practices players love!

In this issue: Dave Holt has some sage advice on skillfully handling umpires. Great tips for any level. Brian Gotta's final installment in a three part series on the decline in youth sports addresses specialization, pressure and electronics. And, Angela Weight wants to be sure you know that parent favoritism is not always to blame. 

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How to Work with Umpires (Part 1)
By Dave Holt

A baseball umpire is in a no-win situation. Every close play and every close pitch are going to have one side or the other upsetRead Article
Who is to Blame For the Decline in Youth Sports? (Part 3)
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

So, the parent who fears their child is being left behind, isn't being taught the proper fundamentals by the rec coach, isn't going to make the high school team and isn't going to have a chance at a scholarship goes “all-in” and pushes them into a competitive club. Read Article
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Four Times When Hard Work Doesn't Equal More Playing Time (And "Daddy Ball" is Not to Blame)
By Angela Weight

We’re told all our lives that hard work pays off…and most of the time, it does.But not always. And when it doesn’t, daddy ball unfairness is not always the problem  Read Article