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CoachDeck and ProGrip Baseball Enter into Strategic Alliance

CoachDeck LLC and ProGrip Baseball form alliance to assist in education of baseball coaches.

San Diego, CA November 4, 2009 – CoachDeck LLC (, a San Diego, CA-based company, has entered into a strategic alliance with Pro Grip Baseball (, to help provide additional instruction for youth baseball coaches.

Founded in 2007, CoachDeck manufactures and distributes unique decks of cards containing 52 color-coded drills designed to help volunteer youth sports coaches run fun and meaningful practices. Tens of thousands of coaches use CoachDeck in three sports: Baseball, Soccer and Basketball.

Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck, has seen a growing need for expert hitting instruction in the youth sports market. "CoachDeck provides basic fundamental hitting drills that coaches can do with their kids. However, based on inquiries we receive, it became a growing concern that the proper techniques necessary to implement our drills were not being taught. We believe the team at Pro Grip will be invaluable in our efforts to provide comprehensive instruction.”

Eugene Bleecker, Owner and Founder of Pro Grip Baseball, is excited about the alliance. “CoachDeck is a well-known brand in the coach training market and this partnership provides us with a tremendous platform to reach that market with our message.” Bleecker has an instructional hitting DVD called COMPLETE HITTING and is also the inventor and developer of a training tool called the Pro Grip, which teaches hitters correct hand-positioning.

"Pro Grip Baseball is dedicated to providing the quality instruction necessary to take your team and your players to the next level," said Bleecker. " We will be providing informative materials including videos, articles and eventually person-to-person advice for coaches wanting help providing hitting advice to youngsters."

Gotta said, “It is our plan to offer a complete education experience so that coaches who want to learn everything they need to know about coaching sports can find it in one convenient location, Our association with Pro Grip is one more step in that direction.”

About CoachDeck
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.

Brian Gotta, Principal