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Baseball & Softball
Volume 5 Issue 1
January 2012

In This Issue
Psychological Consequences of Injury
Give it a Shot!
Four Runs or Less
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Greetings from CoachDeck!

Thank you for making 2011 our best year in history. And 2012 is off to a great start! More baseball, softball, soccer and basketball organizations than ever are choosing CoachDeck as part of their coach training and appreciation programs. And it is only going to get better as we release our newest CoachDeck for football March 1st!

In this issue: Todd Guilliams provides coaches with tangible tips for keeping opponents from scoring runs. Brian Gotta writes of a benefit to children playing youth sports that we may not always see. And, in the fourth part in our series on the impact of injury on athletes, Dr. Alan Goldberg discusses methods for athletes to cope with injuries.

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Psychological Consequences of InjuryDr. Goldberg

By Dr. Alan Goldberg

The fourth in a series examining what happens to athletes when they are injured. This installment provides tools for athletes to cope with their injury. Read Article

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Brian Gotta

Give it a Shot!

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We all agree that kids playing sports is a good thing. We know about the health advantages and that playing team sports teaches kids to interact as part of a group and learn social skills. But after years of coaching, my experience with my daughter's softball team helped me see another benefit which may trump them all. Read Article

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Todd Guilliams

Four Runs or Less
by Todd Guilliams

Our objective in a nine-inning ball game is to hold our opponents to four-runs-or-less. This goal provides direction for our defense during the course of a game and practice. Once the goal has been established then the players have to understand how to achieve it on a consistent basis. Read Article

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