OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 11, Issue 8
 
 
 
 
August, 2018
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

What better way to make Fall Ball a success than to provide those rookie volunteer coaches with a CoachDeck? The 52 fun and fundamentally-sound drills in every deck will ensure that kids love coming to practice!

In this issue: No matter how long you've coached, you'll wish that you had read Dave Holt's checklist for working with umpires sooner. Brian Gotta uses a social media analogy to help us understand how to behave towards officials and other coaches. And, New contributor John Rosemond has a very interesting perspective when it comes to the way we treat our children.


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Checklist for Working With Umpires
By Dave Holt

This step-by-step checklist will make your job as coach or manager much easier when it comes to dealing with umpires during games. Number 3 might be the most important. Read Article
 
 
 
 
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A Coaching Lesson from Facebook
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I've written about youth sports parents and coaches and how they can become too emotional when dealing with other coaches, players and officials. And while some probably don't “get it” that losing their cool in youth league is wrong, others just may not have the experience or the tools to behave properly. Read Article
 
 
 
 
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Your Kids Should Not Be the Most Important People in the Family
By John Rosemond

I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, "Who are the most important people in your family?" Like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they answered, "Our kids!"  Read Article