Volume 11, Issue 3
March, 2018
Greetings from CoachDeck!

It is not too late to order North America's most popular training tool and coach appreciation gift, CoachDeck. Why is CoachDeck the choice for thousands of leagues? We make coaching fun! And when practices are fun, kids want to come back and play again tomorrow, next month and next season.

In this issue: Dave Holt continues his terrific message to baseball parents on teams he is about to coach. Brian Gotta wants to introduce you to a new venture that every league will want to check out. And, Craig Sigl's third part in his Coach Communication series is full of helpful tips for new and veteran coaches.

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To Baseball Mom and Dad (Part 2)
By Dave Holt

What is the common denominator that we see in major league baseball players and their offspring? Ever notice how many sons of major league players go on to become major league baseball players? Why is this happening so often? Read Article
SAFE Baseball - Softball
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We all want the safest environment for children to play in our leagues. When kids play baseball and softball, some injuries are unavoidable. However, as league administrators, it is up to us to do everything we can to ensure that the number of avoidable injuries that occur is ZERO. Did you know that coaches and board members could be liable for preventable injuries?  Read Article
Take Your Team's Dugout to the Next Level 
The Bench Coach portable dugout organizer works at every level of play for baseball and fast-pitch, providing the functionality of a professional style helmet and bat rack in any dugout. Most complete, team-centered organizing system providing individual storage compartments for player equipment. The best product for coaches looking to bring organization to their dugout with a professional style helmet and bat rack system. Order now with coupon code CDECK731 to receive $15 off (offer expires soon) Learn More
Coach Communication (Part 3)
By Craig Sigl

Be on the lookout for and take leadership in resolving player conflicts. Getting in the middle of and/or acting as the referee for 2 or more players’ personality conflicts is probably the last thing a youth sports coach wants to do. I get that and I sympathize with you for when you are faced with it. Read Article