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Baseball & Softball
Volume 5 Issue 11
November 2012

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10 Confidence Boosting Tips
Is It Ever Too Much?
To Be a Successful Player You Must...
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In this issue: In the first of two-parts we offer you Ryan Sienko's checklist of "musts" for every baseball and softball player. Phenomenal stuff - don't miss it! Brian Gotta ponders whether our kids might sometimes be stretched too thin with their sports activities. And Dr. John Ellsworth provides readers with ten great tips to boost confidence in sports.

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Ten Tips for Boosting Confidence John Ellsworth

By John R. Ellsworth M.A

Athletes face many common challenges every day. It's important for young athletes to develop an awareness of the challenges and how to best beat them. Here is a list of some common challenges:
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Brian Gotta

Is it Ever Too Much?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

One of my sons is coaching a 10U travel baseball team in Southern California. The day after Thanksgiving the families on the team (and he) had to leave at 4:30 AM to drive to Las Vegas for a tournament there. My daughter's soccer club hosted a Thanksgiving tournament attended by teams from out of state, as young as U7. Aside from Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving, there doesn't seem to be a day off for kids playing competitive sports.Read Article

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Another brief video from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, (NSPCC), Keeping Children Safe in Sports series. This, a dramatization of the harassment of a young referee, might be worth passing along to the parents in your organization. Watch video.

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To Be a Successful Player You Must...
by Ryan Sienko

The first of two parts. This outstanding checklist bullet-points everything needed to be a successful pitcher, hitter and teammate. Read Article

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