OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 10, Issue 3
 
 
 
 
March, 2017
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

You're a busy volunteer coach. You just got off work, fought traffic and arrived at the field a few minutes late. You haven't had time to even think about what you're going to do today. So you send the kids into the field and throw BP. Sound familiar? If you had a CoachDeck you could pull out a card and, in minutes, have the team doing a fun drill that makes you look like a hero!

In this issue: Dave Holt is back with some prudent advice for parents and coaches trying to help a slumping hitter. With spring seasons getting underway Brian Gotta has a message for all coaches to help them succeed. And Craig Sigl brings us Part Three in a four-part series on how to build confidence in your young athletes.


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Say "No" to In-Game Hitting Instruction
By Dave Holt

Every hitter needs hitting slump tips from time to time. Too much batting advice during in-game play can be more harm than good and likely will prolong a hitting slump.Read Article
 
 
 
 
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Make Them Want to Come Back
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Over the past ten years I've written many articles on youth sports. One of my original and most often repeated comments is that your first goal as a coach should be that every player wants to come back and play again next season. Regardless of wins, losses, or anything else, if you accomplish this, you've succeeded. But how do you do it? Read Article

 
 
 
 
Ten Strategies to Build Unstoppable Confidence in Youth Athletes - Part 3
By Craig Sigl

In this third part of the series, you are going to discover that, quite possibly, the best thing we can do to foster confidence in kids is to eliminate what I call “Confidence Killers.” Read Article