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Volume 10, Issue 4
 
 
 
 
April, 2017
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Make it a game! You can make almost every drill into a fun competition or game that kids love. Want some ideas? Every one of the 52 color-coded drills in CoachDeck has a unique "Make it a Game" feature that means your players enjoy your practices more than any they've ever had!

In this issue: Last month Dave Holt had great advice for coaching hitters. This time he provides three essential tips for helping your pitchers succeed. Brian Gotta explains why coaches need to take the blame when things go wrong. And Craig Sigl finishes up his great series on building confidence in young athletes.


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Top Three Pitching Tips
By Dave Holt

From professional baseball to all levels of youth baseball hurlers will be able to compete on the mound using the top three tips. All baseball coaches will benefit their youth baseball teams by coaching these baseball tips into their players. Read Article
 
 
 
 
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"My Bad"
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We have all heard the famous phrase, “To err is human. To forgive, divine.” However, when it comes to parents, teachers, employers and, especially coaches, what I'd rather say is, “To err is human. To admit it is fine.” Read Article

 
 
 
 
Ten Strategies to Build Unstoppable Confidence in Youth Athletes - Part 4
By Craig Sigl

Strategy number nine for building confidence in young athletes: Stop delivering typical sports cliches and trite sayings that mean nothing to a kid like... Read Article