OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 12, Issue 8
 
 
 
 
August, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Wow did that summer go fast! Now that fall is around the corner we can expect a couple things: Fall-Ball and planning for the upcoming spring season! CoachDeck is a great idea for both!

In this issue: Mike Epstein brings us the first in a three-part series that can turn a novice into an expert hitting coach. Brian Gotta explains why "great" coaches are not necessary for great results. And Dr. Alan Goldberg touches on a question many parents ask.


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"Dynamic Balance"
By Mike Epstein

Dynamic balance and good batting technique should artistically coalesce, providing the infrastructure for the successful hitter. We casually talk to hitters about "being balanced" and then simply take for granted that they can do it on their own. Read Article
 
 
 
 
When Goodness Becomes Greatness
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Our primary mission at CoachDeck is clear. We want to create an environment that leads to more kids playing youth sports. We try to accomplish this through youth league administrators and parents, but mostly through volunteer coaches. And it might surprise you to hear us say coaches don’t need to be “great” to do good.  Read Article
 
 
 
 
Why Won't My Child Let Me Coach Him?
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

A lot of parents start off by coaching their own children. This is a very difficult balancing act to pull off. VERY DIFFICULT! I recently was asked a question about this by a coach-father who noticed that he was being much harder on his son than the other players. Read Article