Volume 10, Issue 9
September, 2017
Greetings from CoachDeck!

All planning for the upcoming seasons should include discussions about CoachDeck. The fact is that most volunteer coaches need help, show up unprepared and run uninspiring practices. Fix that by giving them a CoachDeck!

In this issue: Want a clinic on fielding? Doug Bernier provides it with this outstanding article, including instructional photos. Brian Gotta looks back on some very young players he observed several years ago and wonders where they are now. And we love messages that apply to young athletes but which can also pertain to adults as well. Craig Sigl returns with just that. Read and be inspired!

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How to Field Like a Pro
By Doug Bernier

Everyone loves offense, but pitching and defense win games. These pro tips and illustrations for how to field a baseball will help you win games Read Article
Take Your Team's Dugout to the Next Level
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Where Are They Now?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It's been almost four years since I wrote an article entitled, Everyone Calm Down, which went viral. In it, I related an experience of walking past a youth soccer game and seeing some very bad behavior from the parents on the sideline. The other day I was thinking about those parents and those kids and it got me wondering where they are now. Read Article

Decision Declaration
By Craig Sigl

I’ve worked with countless youth, college, and pro baseball players over the years and I am shocked at how few of them have taken advantage of a very simple, yet powerful mental tool to get their play to the next level. Read Article