OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 12, Issue 1
 
 
 
 
January, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

We can't believe we're beginning our 12th year of providing the most popular coaching tool in North American to youth sports organizations. Is your league on our list? We'd love to help your coaches run the most FUN and effective practices ever!

In this issue: Want some basic but solid tips to give to your hitters this season? Larry Cicchiello doesn't make it overly-complicated. Brian Gotta has written a thank-you note to all volunteer coaches. And John O'Sullivan's article should make every youth coach and league administrator think twice about their approach to developing players.


DON'T RUN A SAFETY CLINIC THIS SEASON! We know how difficult it is to herd everyone together in one place, and then, what do you cover? The SAFE Baseball/Softball online safety course allows every coach and manager to take the course on their own, for one low price. More comprehensive than any clinic!


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Your Front Shoulders and Elbow are Critical!
By Larry Cicchiello

Let's look at several important baseball tips on hitting involving the front shoulder and the elbows, particularly the back elbow. Read Article
 
 
 
 
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Thank you, Coach
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Volunteer coaches don't expect to be paid or become famous. There are many different factors that might motivate someone to coach a team, knowing there are few tangible rewards. Though fame and fortune are not the goals, it is simply human nature to wish for something else. Appreciation. And since not everyone will express their gratitude, let me do it for them.  Read Article
 
 
 
 
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The Professionalization of Youth Sports
By John O'Sullivan

...Their performance-planning was impeccable, their professionalism admirable. The missing ingredient, perspective, was supplied on the first night away in France during a routine bed check. Two of the players has a teddy bear on their pillow. A third slept in a nappy.” Read Article