Volume 11, Issue 1
January, 2018
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Every coach loves a CoachDeck. As you schedule your spring coaches meetings plan to make the highlight handing everyone a deck of 52 drills that each have our unique, "Make It a Game TM" feature. When kids go to practice they won't want it to end!

In this issue: Want to get inside the mind of a professional hitter? Doug Bernier's piece brilliantly and simply gets hitters into the correct mindset no matter the situation. Brian Gotta wonders if it really is scholarships that drive youth sports parents to go over the top. And if you coach at any level you will hang on every word of Craig Sigl's coach communication article.

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Mental Side of Hitting (Part 3)
By Doug Bernier

Success at the plate needs smart baseball hitting strategy.
Now that we have been made aware of the offensive situation we are dealing with and we have formed our attack mentality for the at bat, it’s time to come up with a plan: Read Article
It's Not Free College
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

A recent Time Magazine cover story titled, How Kid Sports Turned Pro, Crazy Travel, Crazy Cost, Crazy Stress provided accounts of multiple families spending upwards of $100,000 in lessons and travel expenses to ensure their sports-playing children had the best training and played on the most competitive teams. The author surmised, “There may be no single factor driving the professionalization of youth sports more than the dream of free college.”​​​​​​​ Read Article
Coach Communication
By Craig Sigl

Let’s face it, coaches want to win. Let’s accept that. Even coaches who preach that they have “fun” and “sportsmanship” and “life lessons” first STILL want to win, at heart, and we all know it. Read Article