OnDeck
Baseball/Softball
 
 
 
 
Volume 8, Issue 5
 
 
 
 
May, 2015
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Can we really be nearing the end of another season of baseball and softball? Seems like it just got started! Finish the campaign on a high note by bringing your most positive, optimistic and enthusiastic self to all remaining games and practices! Make every player want to come back again next year!

In this issue:
Dan Gazaway describes the most wicked pitch around, and teaches how to throw it. Brian Gotta ponders what we want to get out of our kids' participation in sports. And former NBA star, Keith Van Horn makes his OnDeck debut with a must-read for all sports parents.


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One Great Changeup and a Hitter's Perspective
By Dan Gazaway

I love it when a pitcher has a great change. The Circle Change just happens to be one of the deadliest changeups out there. The reason: It not only slows down, it has wicked movement. Read Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
What Do You Want From Your Child's Sports Experience?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

If you have children playing sports, or will someday, you may never have asked yourself what you hope they gain from the experience. In the beginning, we usually put little boys and girls into sports simply to see if they like it and to give them an outlet for their energy. But as they get older, Little League, middle school, high school and beyond, it might be a worthwhile question to ask: What do I hope they get out of playing? Read Article

 
 
 
 
Delusional Parent Disorder in Youth Sports
By Keith Van Horn

Definition of Delusional Parent Disorder:  Parents who have false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions about their children even when confronted with facts: “Watching John yell at his son after the game makes me think he suffers from Delusional Parent Disorder.” Read Article
 
 
 
 
 
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