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Issue 2 Volume 2 February 2009
In This Issue
Eight Basics You Can Teach Your Catchers
Motivating Kids Through 3 Simple Approaches
The 7 C's of Coaching
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 Eight Basics You Can Teach Your CatchersEd Herrmann
by Ed Herrmann, former MLB all-star catcher 
Catching is inarguably the toughest position on the field. And because most youth league coaches did not play the position at a high level, young catchers are often left to "figure it out for themselves." There are eight basics, that anyone can teach, which will improve your catchers' games dramatically. Read Article
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 Brian GottaHandling Kids Through Three Simple Approaches 
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

There are three "me's" inside every kid you'll coach: "Praise Me," "Push Me," and "Play Me." Finding the right balance and learning which of these best describes each player is one of the keys to succesful motivation. Read Article
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A Teaching Breakthrough for Parents and Coaches
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 The Seven C's of Coaching Credibility  Greg Dale
By Gregory A. Dale, Ph.D. Duke University

Have you ever wondered why some coaches achieve so much success with their athletes and teams - winning and gaining everyone's respect along the way - while others continually fall short or struggle to get their teams or athletes to perform at a consistently high level? Read Article