OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 10, Issue 8
 
 
 
 
August, 2017
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Want to give your fall-ball coaches a shot in the arm of confidence? Nothing beats a CoachDeck to ensure they have the tools they need to run fun and effective practices!

In this issue: Doug Bernier is back with one of the most helpful, concise and easy-to-understand guides for hitting we've ever seen. Brian Gotta offers advice on how we should handle our volunteer coaches. And our consultant for CoachDeck Softball, Hall-of-Famer and National Champion Sue Enquist, writes a letter to the Atlee Softball team which was disqualified from the Little League World Series. It's a great message for all youngsters to hear regardless of their sport.


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Seven Absolutes to Hitting a Baseball
By Doug Bernier

Because of the different set ups and stances, there are different ways for how to hit a baseball. But once a hitter gets to the contact point that is where all the differences stop and the absolutes and similarities start. Read Article
 
 
 
 
Coaching For Fun
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It was a new riff on an old joke: I asked someone how he came to coach his daughter's soccer team. He said, “I was standing with a group of parents and they asked for a volunteer to step forward. I stood still and everyone else stepped back.” Read Article

 
 
 
 
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Open Letter to Atlee Softball Players Disqualified for Inappropriate Behavior
By Sue Enquist

You and I have a lot in common:You don’t know me, but I am a huge softball fan. You probably think there is no way I could understand your pain, but I do, because I too have been a national embarrassment to my family, team, school, community, association and sport. Read Article