Volume 8, Issue 3
March, 2015
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Play Ball! Finally, most of us are back out on the fields helping our kids do what they most love to do! With thousands of leagues in North America providing CoachDeck for their coaches, we're proud to know we're out there with you!

In this issue:
Dan Gazaway contributes not only another great article, but at the end, a link to a FREE pitching grips ebook just for OnDeck readers! Brian Gotta discusses the potential long-term ramifications when youth coaches "bend" rules. And Jeffrey Rhoads' piece aimed at those parents not sure they should volunteer is perfect timing this spring season.

Please visit our sponsors: Does your league have a pitchers protection kit ready at all time? Get yours here at Upstart Sports. Our old friends, at XProTex Batting Gloves now offer more styles and price ranges than ever before. And the best bat to grip with those gloves? Old Hickory of course! Then wrap the handle with Unique Sports' new Mega-Tac. Better than tape or pine tar! The Bench Coach is the ultimate product for coaches looking to bring organization to their dugout with a professional style helmet and bat rack system.  Improve bat speed and timing with the ultimate training too, Quick Hitter. Need to order your league's pitching machines, tees, and accessories? Jugs Sports is still the best choice. And coaches who read Winning Secrets never coach the same way again.

How to Throw Pitches
By Dan Gazaway

One of the most enjoyable parts of pitching is learning how to throw different pitches. Admit it! You enjoy making the batter look like a fool swinging at a curveball they weren’t expecting; or lunging three feet forward to try and reach your change. It’s a fun part of pitching and it is a necessary part. Read Article
Take Your Team's Dugout to the  Next Level
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When Coaches Cheat
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Sometimes youth coaches who cheat make national news, as was the case recently when it became known that this summer's feel-good youth baseball story, of Jackie Robinson Little League winning the World Series, was tainted. But more often, cheating in youth sports is hidden in the shadows. However, even the slightest “bending” of the rules by a coach can have long-term, significant consequences. Read Article


Do You Want to Be a Youth Coach?
By Jeffrey Rhoads

Are you thinking about becoming a youth coach? Besides considering your qualifications to teach your sport, you will run through a number of questions in your mind including, "Do I want to get involved? Am I ready to commit my time and energies?" Implicit in these personal questions is another one: "What are the benefits?" Read Article