Volume 9, Issue 8
August, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

It's never too early to begin the planning process for 2017. We believe one of the best investments you can make is in providing CoachDeck for your coaches. More coaches who use our product will volunteer to come back again, and more kids return because they better-enjoyed the experience. Everyone benefits when leagues use CoachDeck!

In this issue:
New contributor Doug Bernier is back with some terrific tips to make players better outfielders. Brian Gotta responds to a league president who feels volunteer coaches can be "lazy". And the world-renowned Dr. Darrell Burnett returns with a 10-point checklist sports parents can use to improve.

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Pro Tips for How to Play Outfield
By Doug Bernier

Having an understanding of the proper way to track down and how to catch fly balls will help you cover more ground, and take more hits away from the other team.  There are many types of fly balls that can be hit into the outfield.  Balls to your left, right, up, and back, as well as many variations of each. Read Article
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Lazy Volunteer Coaches?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Over the years we've had the fortune to have thousands and thousands of youth sports organizations provide our unique CoachDeck to their coaches. Of course, not everyone we approach becomes a client, and we understand when the budget it tight and there's no room for anything but the barest necessities. But the we felt compelled to address the comments we received from one organization President recently, because we're sure he's not alone in his thinking. Read Article

Parents' Issues Checklist
By Dr. Darrell J. Burnett

The following parents issues checklist for teaching character and sportsmanship is short, but sweet. Answer YES or NO to the following 10 statements, tally up your score and see how you did. Read Article