CoachDeck LLC Partners with Hall of Fame Coach Sue Enquist on Softball Drill Cards
San Diego, CA July 13, 2010 – CoachDeck LLC, (www.coachdeck.com), has announced that the development of its newest product release, CoachDeck for Softball, will be overseen by UCLA National Champion and Hall of Fame coach Sue Enquist. CoachDeck is a standard-sized deck of cards containing over 50 drills designed to teach skills and fundamental techniques to youngsters from 6-16.
The company currently offers a CoachDeck for baseball, soccer and football. The products are designed to provide much-needed assistance to the millions of volunteer coaches in youth athletics who lack either the experience, time or both, required to plan and run an effective practice. CoachDeck-Softball is scheduled to be released in August of this year.
Enquist holds more National Championships (11) than anyone in the history of softball. She is UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. In 2006, Enquist concluded her storied 27 year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. She is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player. Hailed a "coaching legend" by ESPN, Sue Enquist's tenure produced 65 All-Americans and 12 Olympians.
She has been inducted into the Women's Sports Foundation International Hall of Fame, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the UCLA Hall of Fame. Enquist is also the recipient of multiple National Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors.
She concluded her UCLA MVP playing career with a career batting average of .401. In her tenure as both a player and coach, Enquist has a combined 1,314 wins. UCLA Magazine lists her among the top 20th Century Bruins.
A former World Champion and USA National Team coach and player, she is the only person to have played on the first Pan American gold medal team (1979) and to coach on the first Olympic Team National Staff (1996), which took home the first gold medal in the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Whether its championship play or youth ball practice, softball coaches need preparation, fundamentals, and the 'fun zone' woven throughout their practices," Enquist said. "CoachDeck cards provide a sound foundation to run a practice with simplicity and ease. CoachDeck and I will be in your back pocket when Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck, added, "Clearly, Sue Enquist is a softball icon. No one is more qualified to bring the necessary information to youth softball coaches. The fact that she is so eager to assist us speaks to both the importance of this product to the softball world and Sue’s intense love and passion for teaching the game."
CoachDeck cards were created to assist the millions of hard-working youth sports volunteers and parents who would like to help players learn important skills and fundamentals though fun drills and games. Designed by professional coaches, the drills in CoachDeck can be performed by players from 6-16 and are laid out in a fast, easy-to-understand format that allows coaches to conduct an extremely effective practice with little or no preparation.