Volume 9, Issue 7
July, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

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In this issue:
New contributor Dave Holt provides an easy, foolproof system for third base coaches to give signs to their batters. Brian Gotta wonders how some of the problems our society faces would play out on a youth sports team. And another great article by contributor Lee Taft might make you re-think some of the interactions you have with your youngsters.

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Giving Signs From Third Base
By Dave Holt

While umpiring, I like to mess with youth coaches some times. I will see a third base coach touching all these areas on their bodies for baseball signs like in a situation when there are runners on second and third base and two outs. Obviously this is not a time to put on any signs or plays. Read Article
The Not-So-Great Divide
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I recently made a visit to Montgomery, AL to see my son play baseball. The town was filled with history, both from the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. Here was where Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on the bus, where Martin Luther King, Jr. preached and led marches. Learning more about the events of those times made me wonder how much progress we've actually made in all of these years. Read Article

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Youth Development in Sports
By Lee Taft

Our talks about Youth Development, in my opinion, need to be more focused on the mental side versus the physical side. Let me explain… Read Article