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Volume 6 Issue 9
September 2013

In This Issue
How a Coach Builds a Team
What We've Learned About Coach Training
Power Swing Sequence
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In this issue: We bring you the second part of an extremely popular topic by Mets Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens, on the proper mechanics of the swing. Brian Gotta shares a story about the origin of CoachDeck and how it relates to coaching manuals and websites. And Jeffrey Rhoads is back with an article entitled, How a Coach Builds a Team - What Every Sports Parent Should Know.

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How a Coach Builds a Team Jeffrey Rhoads

By Jeffrey Rhoads

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What We've Learned about Coach Training

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


Did you know that before CoachDeck we were CoachGuide? CoachGuide was the first of its kind, distance learning course where coaches could log into a website, take a multi-media class designed to teach them how to do everything from run practices to deal with parents, ensure safety and manage games. It sounded great at the time. But there's a reason CoachGuide didn't make it and CoachDeck did. Read Article

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Dave Hudgens
Crucial Power Swing Sequence (Part Two)

by Dave Hudgens

Keeping the barrel of the bat in the contact zone as long as possible is what you want to do. This reduces your margin for error. Your timing does not have to be perfect. Every good Major League hitter stays inside the ball.
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