Volume 10, Issue 11
November, 2017
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Happy Thanksgiving! What's the best strategy to run a fun and exciting practice? Make every drill a competition kids love. What sets CoachDeck apart from all other drills is our unique, Make it a Game TM feature on every card that turns a novice coach into an expert!

In this issue: In the first of a multi-part series you'll be able to pick the brain of hitting expert Doug Bernier as he teaches you how to calibrate your brain for hitting success. You may pick up some tremendous pointers. You'll love Brian Gotta's letter to a coach written from one of his players. And Dr. Jim Taylor's second of two parts on how athletes can refocus their minds for maximum performance is a great read.

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Mental Side of Hitting (Part 1)
By Doug Bernier

Every baseball player struggles from time to time. In these moments of searching for answers it’s easy to fall into the trap of chasing hits. Read Article
Dear Coach, I Play On Your Team
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Dear Coach. I am one of the players on your team. I am too young to understand that you volunteer to be my coach and that you are not an expert. I don't know what you do away from the field, I only know you as “Coach”. But I thought maybe it would be good if you knew something about me. Read Article

How Athletes Can Perform Their Best When it REALLY Counts
By Dr. Jim Taylor

How to Reverse the Spiral? Think less, feel more. The first step in getting back on track involves realizing that thinking more about your performing or putting more effort in won’t work. To the contrary, you actually need to do just the opposite, namely, less thinking, less trying, more feeling, and more letting go. Read Article