Volume 8, Issue 12
December, 2015
Happy New Year from CoachDeck!

We hope your 2015 was fantastic and that 2016 is even better! One way you can be sure your league has a better year is to provide your coaches with a CoachDeck! There is just something about that deck of cards that everyone loves!

In this issue:
Mike Epstein's third in a four-part series focuses on tips to allow hitters to gain extra, precious reaction time at the plate. Brian Gotta revisits his youth sports holiday wishes from a few years back and finds not much has changed. And, John O'Sullivan explains what, beyond God-given talent, athletes need to succeed.

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How Can We Gain More Time?
By Mike Epstein

A large part of being a good two-strike hitter is the ability to "wait" as long as possible to determine what type of pitch it is and where it is going. There are a number of ways a hitter can gain more time when confronted with a two-strike count.   Read Article
My Holiday Youth Sports Wish List
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

The holidays are upon us! This is a time to reflect on the past and look ahead with hope for a new and brighter future. Here are some items on my holiday youth sports wish list, updated from a few years ago ​ Read Article

Three Things Every Athlete Needs to Succeed
By John O'Sullivan

Elite performance is determined by a number of factors, amongst them innate talent and genetics, hours of deliberate training, coaching, and luck. But performance is also great affected by what is between an athlete’s ears​ Read Article