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Issue 2 Volume 9 September 2009
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Be a Complete Hitter
Parents and Playing Time
Want to Feel More Confident?
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We hope you find the articles by Eugene Bleecker, Brian Gotta and Dr. Alan Goldberg informative, and that you visit our sponsors to learn more about their special offers.
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 How to be a Complete Hitter Eugene Bleeker
by Eugene Bleecker, Owner and President of Pro Grip, Inc. 
Complete Hitting is the idea that as a hitter, you are able to accomplish everything that is asked of you at the plate.  A complete hitter must be able to not only pull the inside pitch but let balls on the outer half get deep in the zone to drive to the opposite field.  A complete hitter must have the ability to hit balls in every zone so there are no holes in the swing.  Read Article
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 Brian GottaParents and Playing Time 
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

In our last issue I related the saying, "Prepare the child for the path - not the path for the child," in my article, Is it All Right to Win? We love that our kids play sports for the many life lessons that are learned. But when we intervene and try to influence our son or daughter's coach relative to playing time or positions, what lesson are we really teaching? Read Article
More Than ERA 
Improve Your Pitchers' Performances!
Already tracking pitches? Turn that data into meaningful information. Using More than ERA™ to evaluate your pitchers performance will give you valuable information that you can use to work with them on the performance aspects of playing baseball. Helps you to help them in developing a better mental approach, spot game situations where they need to improve and have a game plan when they go to the mound.  Learn More
 Want to Feel More Confident? Stop Using the "C" WordDr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg 
If you as an athlete have problems with your self-confidence, if you're easily intimidated by other athletes or teams, then chances are pretty good that you are a regular user of the "C" word. What's the "C" word? Comparison! Comparing yourself with others is probably the most effective strategy I know to deflate your self-confidence. Read Article
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