Volume 9, Issue 5
May, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Now that regular seasons are coming to an end, it's time to evaluate the year and and make plans for next spring. Does your organization have a concern about players dropping out? is it difficult to attract and retain volunteer coaches? What we hear from leagues using CoachDeck is that more coaches return year-after-year and more kids come back to play because they better-enjoyed the experience.

In this issue:
Doug Bernier is back with twelve signs of good baserunning you can teach. Brian Gotta relates a story about youth players on a nationally-ranked team whose best memories were a surprise to their coach. And John O'Sullivan shares his thoughts on what makes a great teammate.

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12 Signs of Good Baserunning
By Doug Bernier

The great thing about base running is that everyone can be good at it. Different from hitting, fielding, and throwing, running the bases is more about knowledge and effort, not just technique and talent. Read Article
Their Favorite Memories
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

After ten years, my daughter's involvement in club soccer finally concluded as her U18 team finished its season. All the girls, some who have been together the entire decade, will be moving on to play at various colleges. It was sad for the girls and sad for the parents to see it end. At their final practice, their coach asked them all to name their favorite memory from their time with the club. He was surprised by what he heard. Read Article

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The One Quality Great Teammates Have in Common
By John O'Sullivan

“Coach, can I talk to you?” “Sure,” I said. “What’s on your mind today Michael?” “Well, I just want to know what I can do so I get to start more games and get more playing time as a center midfielder. I don’t think I am showing my best as a winger. Well Michael,” I said, “there is something that all coaches are looking for from the players they recruit. Read Article