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Baseball & Softball
Volume 6 Issue 10
October 2013

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Nightmare Sports Parent
Sports Ruining Our High Schools?
Three Things to Know About BP
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In this issue: You'll love this article from The Pitching Academy's Nate Barnett covering the three key elements of taking batting practice. Brian Gotta writes a rebuttal to the cover article in this month's Atlantic magazine about high school sports. And, new contributor, Steve Henson, offers the first of two parts on the difference between a nightmare sports parent and a good one.

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What Makes a Nightmare Sports Parent...and What Makes a Great One (Part 1 of 2)

By Steve Henson

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Are Sports Ruining Our High Schools?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

The cover of the October issue of The Atlantic reads, "How Sports Are Ruining High School". Author Amanda Ripley's article, "The Case Against High School Sports" outlines the costs, financial and otherwise, incurred as a result of high school sports programs. She brings up some valid points. But there's a lot she gets wrong. Read Article

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Three Things You Must Know About BP

by Nate Barnett, The Pitching Academy

Baseball is a precision sport. What I mean by this is that it takes an extreme amount of skill development in order to produce consistent results offensively. Consider that a professional hitter who succeeds in getting a base hit 30% of the time for the duration of his career is most likely Hall of Fame bound.
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