Volume 12, Issue 5
May, 2019
Greetings from CoachDeck!

CoachDeck means fun! Every card in the deck is a competitive game that kids love to play, which means those boring, "stand on the mound and throw endless BP" practices are a thing of the past!

In this issue: Mike Epstein's final installment on increasing a hitter's "Dead Red Zone," addresses the "perfect swing". Brian Gotta has some tips on helping young athletes give more effort to get to the next level. And Dr. Darrell Burnett continues his series on what it takes to be an exceptional youth league coach.

Still not decided how you'll be choosing your all-stars? This tournament team selection guideline might come in handy. 

INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST TITLE! COACHDECK FOR VOLLEYBALL! We are proud to announce that our latest edition to the CoachDeck family has arrived. Our volleyball CoachDeck comes with the same great 52 drills broken into four color-coded categories. A must if you're involved in youth volleyball!

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Definition of the "Perfect Swing"
By Mike Epsteint

As many of you already know, my personal definition of the "perfect" swing is "the adjustment the hitter makes to the pitch he gets." But these rapid fire, "on-the-fly" adjustments do have some important physical limitationsRead Article
Are You Your Best?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Whether you are coaching or parenting (or both) young athletes, a main component of your job description is to try to get the best out of each individual. Of course, this is easier said than done, but I will share a personal experience that I hope is helpful.  Read Article
The Art of Being a Successful Youth League Coach (Part 3)
By Dr. Darrell Burnett

Another goal of the coach is to get the Youth Leaguer to think “we” instead of “me”. This is difficult in the lower levels because of the immaturity and developmental levels of the player. Read Article