Volume 10, Issue 2
February, 2017
Greetings from CoachDeck!

If you needed help with something you're doing as a volunteer would you rather spend hours online watching videos and printing out sheets of instruction, or would you prefer having a deck of cards with everything necessary to be successful? It's an obvious choice and it's why more leagues give their coaches CoachDeck than any other tool!

In this issue:
In the fifth and final part of Doug Bernier's dissection of the hitting process you'll gain some invaluable nuggets you can share with your players. Brian Gotta writes what he thinks "glory days" should mean for athletes. And Craig Sigl continues his tremendous series building confidence in our young athletes. Must-read!

Want to prevent knee injuries? Here is some good information, including illustrations, on how to help keep players' knees healthy and strong.

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Decide and Release (Part 5 of 5)
By Doug Bernier

This is the last and most important part of hitting. It’s where you decide if you are going to swing the bat. If so, release the barrel of the bat towards the baseball and try to square it upRead Article
What I'd Like to Hear a Coach Say After a Big Game
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

From youth leagues to high school, to college and pro sports, we've all heard coaches tell their team after winning a championship game, “Enjoy this moment. You'll remember it the rest of your lives.” I've probably even said it myself. But it recently occurred to me that what I'd really love to hear a coach say is this:​​​​​​​ Read Article

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Ten Strategies to Build Unstoppable Confidence in Youth Athletes - Part 2
By Craig Sigl

In this article about confidence building, we are going to go a little more “Mental Toughness” on you and a little less actionable strategy than Part 1 Read Article