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Issue 3 Volume 2
February 2010
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Teaching Proper Throwing Technique
Open Letter to Parents from a Volunteer Coach
What if Your Child Gets Cut?
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We hope this is an issue you'll enjoy from top to bottom. Would you like some tips on teaching youngsters the proper throwing technique? We've got a great article with some bullet points you can take right to the field.
Following-up on last month's article to parents from an umpire, CoachDeck President Brian Gotta imagined what a volunteer coach might say if he were to write his thoughts to his team's parents.
And, unfortunately, in a lot of sports, this is the time of year for tryouts and cuts. If your child ever may experience the heartbreak of not making a team, our article by Dr. Alan Goldberg is a must-read.
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Teaching Proper Throwing TechniqueDilz Small
by Al Dilz, President of Sports Sensors
By learning the proper throwing techniques, players can achieve their best velocity and accuracy while reducing the risk of injury to their arm and body. Learning the proper throwing techniques when young allows a player's muscles and mind to develop the correct memory. Read Article
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Brian Gotta Open Letter to Parents from a Volunteer Coach
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. I have received angry emails, full of "suggestions," about who should be playing where and how I lost that day's game for the kids. I thought I'd write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I'll start it this way: "I am a volunteer." Read Article
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What to Do if Your Child Gets Cut from the TeamDr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

There is nothing quite as emotionally excruciating and heartbreaking as watching your own child suffer through the process of getting cut from a team that they had their heart set on making. You've watched them practice over the years to get good in their sport. You saw how hard they worked to prepare for these tryouts. You know how desperate they were to make this team. Read Article
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