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Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 12, Issue 6
 
 
 
 
June, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

That's a wrap! Youth league seasons are once again taking the summer hibernation. That means it is time to start thinking about next year! Why not join thousands of leagues that have made CoachDeck part of their coach training and appreciation programs!

In this issue: Doug Bernier is back with three great tips that pros know, but that can be taught to the youngest players. Brian Gotta has observed some very young players on the field and wonders if it might be hurting them in the long run. And John O'Sullivan returns with an absolutely fantastic perspective on coaching and parenting athletes.


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Three Rules of Thumb for Running Bases
By Doug Bernier

Here are some rules of thumb for base running that will keep you from making major mistakes that hurt the team and will help you run bases like a pro. Read Article
 
 
 
 
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The Risk of Starting Too Soon
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

As you probably know, we at CoachDeck are huge proponents of kids playing sports, whenever and wherever they can. And, generally speaking, as long as we are talking about recreational sports, I'd encourage kids to play at an early age. But after walking past my local youth baseball fields several times this spring, I'm beginning to wonder if starting too early might not be detrimental. Read Article
 
 
 
 
Don't Steal the Reps From Your Athletes
By John O'Sullivan

Imagine you went to your child’s algebra class and got to be a fly on the wall. Imagine the teacher was being assessed on your child’s test results in two days. Now imagine that instead of teaching your child how to problem solve, and the concepts behind doing algebra problems, she just took out the answer key and said “here are all the answers. Read Article