OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 11, Issue 10
 
 
 
 
October, 2018
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

It's that time of year! For most baseball fans, it means the end of another season. But for youth league administrators, things are just beginning. Make CoachDeck part of your 2019 plan to ensure that coaches run fun and educational practices every time they are on the field!

In this issue: Due to a glitch last month, Doug Bernier's great article on the science of running to first base wasn't published. The second time is a charm! Great read for coaches and players. Brian Gotta has a take on coaches who say they have players who "don't want to be there." And if you're a parent you'll want to read John O'Sullivan poignant explanation of how sports is about connection.  


It's time to start thinking about the 2019 season. The most important thing on the list should be safety! Your league needs the SAFE Baseball/Softball Online Safety Course by SAFE Baseball. Watch this 90-second video and you'll agree! 


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Tips For Running to First Base
By Doug Bernier

Base running starts the moment you as the hitter make contact with the baseball. This article contains pro tips for successfully running to first base after you hit a ground ball through the infield, meaning more hits for you and more runs for the team.Read Article
 
 
 
 
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Don't Want to Be There
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I review a lot of online articles about recreational and competitive sports. I read the comments after the article (and should probably stop doing that), and continue seeing the theme of, “I got tired of coaching kids who didn't want to be there,” or my son or daughter “stopped playing rec because of all the kids who don't want to be there.” Read Article
 
 
 
 
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A Final Game of H-O-R-S-E
By John O'Sullivan

A few years back, my wife Lauren and I took our kids back for one final visit to her childhood home in Fairport, NY. Her parents were preparing to sell their house and move to a warmer climate, and we took the opportunity to fly across the country to say some final goodbyes to the home they had lived in for nearly 40 years. Read Article