OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 8, Issue 4
 
 
 
 
April, 2015
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

There's nothing like the enjoyment of being on the diamond with the kids on your team. Want some tips to make that time even more enjoyable and fruitful? Pick up a CoachDeck! You'll find 52 good, fundamental drills, all of which contain a unique "Make it a Game" feature that turns an ordinary drill into a fun and exciting competition that kids love.

In this issue:
Dan Gazaway gives you four quick tips to teach pitchers how to throw with more velocity. Brian Gotta tells the story of a group of high school parents who made bullying allegations against a coach. And Jeffrey Rhoads' latest piece provides parents with excellent suggestions for balancing structured, organized sports with free activity.


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Throw Hard, Son...How, Dad?
By Dan Gazaway

Have your parents or coach ever told you to throw hard? I’m sure they have. It’s common to hear from the stands. “Hey, Dan throw hard." So where does velocity come from? Read Article
 
 
 
 
Take Your Team's Dugout to the  Next Level
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Coach, or Bully?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

The girls field hockey coach at my daughter's high school recently resigned amid allegations of bullying. She was last year's city Coach of the Year and won a Division One City Championship for a school that has never had one in any sport. Was she a bully who cared about winning at all cost? Or a tough coach who demanded 100% commitment from her players? Read Article

 
 
 
 
IF YOUR SON THROWS A BASEBALL...HE NEEDS THIS

 
 
 
 
 
The Role of Organized Sports in Your Child's Life
By Jeffrey Rhoads

Sports provide your child with many benefits including physical exercise, fun, confidence and a sense of community. And for many children, sports are the most natural and joyful way of expressing grace and excellence in their young lives.Surely this is the single best way for children to pursue their interest in sports, develop their abilities, and get the most out of the experience. But is it? Read Article