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Baseball & Softball
Volume 5 Issue 10
October 2012

In This Issue
Causes of Burnout
Any Excuse to Win
Make Practices Fun and Effective
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In this issue: New contributor Olan Suddeth shares some great tips on making youth baseball practices fun and effective. A reader writes to Brian Gotta that her son's coaches are using a CoachDeck article as justification for unfairly treating their players. And Dr. Alan Goldberg's second in a two-part series examines the causes of burnout in sports.

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Causes of Burn Out (Part 2)Dr. Goldberg

By Dr. Alan Goldberg

In our previous issue we took a look at symptoms which might indicate an athlete is suffering from burn out. In part two of this article, we examine the causes of sports burn out. Read Article

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Any Excuse to Win

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I recently received an email from a parent who claimed that something we'd written in our blog had given ammunition to her son's coaches who not giving enough playing time to very young players. She wrote: I know your blog is supposed to help coaches and parents deal with little league concerns. I am hoping you actually do read this. Read Article

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We've discovered a tremendous organization in the UK, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, (NSPCC). They've produced a series of brief videos - Keeping Children Safe in Sports - which are compelling and educational, and with which every league, club and youth sports organization should become familiar. The first we will offer, on the subject of bullying, dramatizes examples of how bullying may occur in your organization, and procedures and policies to put in place to prevent and address potential issues. Watch video.

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Making Practice Fun and Effective
by Olan Suddeth

Baseball practice can be, by definition, a chore. In order to perfect game-related skills, players must perform repetitive, sometimes mundane tasks in a quest to build muscle memory and skill. Even so, beware of making practice boring... Read Article

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