Volume 10, Issue 6
June, 2017
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Imagine a recreational coaches meeting where you give each one a unique gift that will get them excited, thank them for volunteering and help them run better practices. Eveyone loves being handed a CoachDeck because it makes coaching more fun! 

In this issue:
In one of the best articles you'll read this year, Tony Earp explains how important it is to teach youngsters the value of giving 100%, 100% of the time. Brian Gotta offers advice to youngsters who may not have made this year's all-star team. And new contributor, Angela Weight, provides us with a humorous guide for how to (and not to) talk to our kids' coaches.

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A "Sometimes Player"
By Tony Earp

With over 15 years of working with players, regardless of ability, I have found the most distinctive difference between players is whether or not a player is an “ALWAYS” player or a “SOMETIMES” player. Read Article
Didn't Make the All-Star Team? So What?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Our local Little League has established a new tradition in the years since I served on its Board of Directors. At the beginning of June, lawns signs appear throughout the neighborhood honoring players who have been selected to this year's all-star team. I'm sure it's exciting for the kids who were chosen. But I feel badly for the ones who didn't get a sign.:Read Article

Eight Proactive Strategies for Discussing a Problem with Your Kid’s Coach
By Angela Weight

I get a lot of messages from parents seeking advice on various dilemmas. Many of them end with “how do I talk to the coach about this?” (“This” is usually lack of playing time or some other perceived unfairness leveled against a player.)  Read Article​