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Baseball & Softball
Volume 4 Issue 9
September 2011

In This Issue
Help Set Goals
Why Do We Condemn Other Parents?
You Call This Baseball?
Blind Marching Band
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In this month's issue:
These are exciting times at CoachDeck! Our Football Deck is in the final stage of development, and production should begin late next month! We're partnering with new and exciting companies you can read about below. Much more is still to come, so stay tuned!

In this issue: We ask that you read Dr. Patrick Cohn's great essay on helping your sports-playing children set goals. Brian Gotta writes about a tendency we all have to judge other parents. We offer a thought-provoking article written by new contributor, Chris Brown, with an interesting spin on recreational soccer. And we pass along an inspiring column written by Rick Reilly of about a blind marching band in Ohio that won't let anything stop them.

We're excited to introduce you to some great, new partners!: Old Hickory Bats will impress you with their pop and durability. You'll want to be sure and check out the Right Response First Aid Kit Fundraiser opportunity. And, as you make plans for the fall and spring, let Jugs be your solution for pitching machines and nearly any other accessories your league might need. Ultimate Fundraising provides you with many options to meet small and large goals. Need to charter a bus to an event? Bus Bank has you covered! Next, we proudly recommend the BenchCoach Dugout Organizer. Every coach should have one! Plus, if you want to raise money for your team or league the coolest (literally) way possible, The Pump Bottle Mister is the only way to go. And finally, if you're thinking about those holiday gifts, nothing beats a personalized wood bat from BWP Bats.
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Help Youth Athletes Set Goals in SportsDr. Cohn

By Lisa Cohn and Dr. Patrick Cohn

Too often, sports parents set goals for their kids that are different than the kids' goals. It's important to help sports kids identify their own goals and then help them follow through on them. Read More


A Must-Have For Every Dugout

The BenchCoach Dugout Organizer gives every team's dugout Major League organization! With 2 models available, The BenchCoach provides 12 to 18 individual storage compartments for player helmets and gloves as well as a rigid steel bat-hanging frame for 12 to 18 bats. The BenchCoach is also an inexpensive way for leagues to furnish dugouts with a complete storage system for their teams. Be sure to share with your coaches. Order yours now with coupon code CDECK1011 to receive $10 off (expires 10/15/11) Learn More.
Bus Bank

The Easy Way to Charter a Bus

The BusBank provides sports teams, leagues and athletic associations with safe and reliable charter bus services anywhere in North America. We're committed to making your group charter experience superb! Visit us to learn more about sports travel.
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Brian Gotta

Why Do We Condemn Other Parents?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

If you've been around youth sports for any amount of time, you've heard it. Someone is speaking disparagingly in hushed tones about another parent. They shake their head and comment, "He thinks she's going to get a scholarship." The younger the child in question, the harsher the indictment. Parents who put in extra time with their kids, have them play in ultra-competitive clubs, or pay for private training are often accused of being fanatical and obsessed. But maybe the ones doing the accusing are not so different than those they condemn. Read Article

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Jugs Machine

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You knew that JUGS Sports is the leading producer of baseball and softball pitching machines. But did you know they also offer batting cages, nets, tees, balls and a host of other items your league needs to be a success? Learn More
Coach Weaver

You Call This Baseball?
by Dave Weaver

I begin this article with a disclaimer. I run a program for catchers. I sleep, drink and eat catching. I look at baseball through the eyes of the catcher. I try to come up with ways that leagues can better help the development of their leagues catchers...I discovered a number of years ago one of the reasons that it is often hard to get enough kids to want to catch. Read Article

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Rick Reilly

Mom, I Can Do This!
by Rick Reilly, (originally published on

We're big fans of Rick Reilly of and he does it again with his touching article about a blind marching band in Columbus, OH. Need a little motivation? Read about 12 year-old bass drummer Brian Rowan, as well as the rest of these courageous kids, and see if you're not inspired. Read Article

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