Volume 9, Issue 11
November, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Happy Thanksgiving/Holiday season from CoachDeck. We at CoachDeck are very thankful to be soon going into our 10th year of providing the very best "coaches helper" available. And, we're thankful for all of you who dedicate so much of your time to make sure our kids have a safe and fun place to play!

In this issue:
The second in a five-part series on the breakdown of the essential hitting steps by Doug Bernier is a great piece you can teach your players. Big money in youth sports? Brian Gotta wonders where it will lead. And, new contributor Craig Sigl brings parents of youth athletes some very important food for thought.

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Load (Part 2 of 5)
By Doug Bernier

The load is the energy behind an explosive and powerful swing. What is the “load” of a baseball swing?” In baseball batting, the load is where we gather our momentum to our backside to prepare for an explosive swing. Read Article
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Big Money in Youth Sports
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It is billed as “the premier sports vacation destination, catering to the travel sports family lifestyle”. Is this a lifestyle? As someone who had four kids play travel sports, who substituted typical family vacations for out-of-state youth sports tournaments, I guess I have to admit it is. But looking at this place I wonder how far we'll go. Read Article

Three Things That May Hurt Your Kids' Confidence
By Craig Sigl

If you truly want to give your kids a boost to success, the first thing you need to do is stop doing these three things that hurt your kids’ confidence so let’s get right to it with #1 Read Article