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Issue 3 Volume 1 January 2010
In This Issue
How to Throw a Change-up
Dear Parent of a Little Leaguer
Getting Parents to Work With You
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Greetings from CoachDeck!
 
This is a tremendous time of year to be involved in youth sports. Planning for the upcoming baseball season can be both rewarding and challenging.

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Please enjoy the information in this month's issue. We've got big things, including a new CoachDeck for Football, coming soon. Thank you for your support of CoachDeck!
Sports Dashboards
Save Your League Time and Money in Just 15 Minutes!
 
You'll be your league's hero when you make the easy switch to Sports Dashboards. Coaches, parents and even players will love it. Up and running in only a few clicks and best of all, it saves you money! Learn More
 How to Throw a Circle ChangeDan Gazaway
by Dan Gazaway, Founder of The Pitching Academy 
 
Your pitchers will have an infinitely greater chance at success if they can change speeds and keep hitters off balance. However, many people believe that throwing curveballs too early can damage young arms. The circle change can get just as many batters out as a curveball, and you can teach them to throw it with confidence. Read Article
More Than ERA 
Improve Your Pitchers' Performances!
 
Already tracking pitches? Turn that data into meaningful information. Using More than ERA™ to evaluate your pitchers performance will give you valuable information that you can use to work with them on the performance aspects of playing baseball. Helps you to help them in developing a better mental approach, spot game situations where they need to improve and have a game plan when they go to the mound.  Learn More
Brian Gotta Dear Parent of a Little Leaguer 
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

This story, written by an unknown author, will make readers think twice about criticizing officials in youth sports. I recommend this article be mandatory reading for the coaches and parents in your organization. Read Article

Cages Plus Cage
Your Own Backyard Batting Cage 
 
Think a backyard batting cage is out of the question? Professional-quality cages from Cages Plus can be set up and taken down in minutes and fit in nearly any backyard. And best of all? You won't believe how affordable it is! Learn More
 Getting Parents to Work With You - Not Against YouDr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg
 
Believe it or not, 99% of all parents out there are sane and workable. If you want to be a successful coach you have to deliberately make an effort to train them. The following is a list of strategies and ideas that will help you in this endeavor.
 Read Article
Pitch Count Watch
The Baseball Coach's Wristwatch 
 
How would you like to always have a pitch-counter on your wrist? The Pitch Count Watch contains a dual pitch-counter so you can track your pitcher and your opponent's, but there's much more! Stopwatch, time and date functions, make this a multi-purpose sports watch any baseball coach would love. Learn More