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Baseball & Softball
Volume 6 Issue 6
June 2013

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Boosting Confidence
Different Model
5 Curveball Drills
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In this issue: Dr. Patrick Cohn is back with a terrific article helping us understand how to give children more confidence on the field. Brian Gotta wonders if we can learn anything from a different kind of youth sports league that's been in place for over 50 years. And NY Mets' hitting coach Dave Hudgens' final in a three-part series on hitting the curveball provides you with five great drills players of all ages can do.

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Boosting Kids' Confidence on Game Day Dr. Cohn

By Dr. Patrick Cohn

We often see kids who excel in practice, but freeze up during games. This can be frustrating and confusing for parents and coaches. What's going on in the young athlete's mind and what can sports parents and coaches do about it? Read Article

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Brian Gotta

A Different Model for Youth Sports

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We recently donated a quantity of CoachDecks to the Wildcat Baseball League in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a young boy, I played in this league, and then I worked for seven summers through high school and college as a Wildcat coach. I began to think about how different Wildcat is from conventional baseball and soccer leagues in which I've been involved. And I wonder if we could learn from what sets them apart. Read Article

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Dave Hudgens
Keys to Hitting a Curve (Part 3 of 3)

by Dave Hudgens, New York Mets Hitting Coach

In the final of a three-part series, New York Mets Hitting Coach, Dave Hudgens gives you five tremendous curveball drills and some final thoughts on mastering the breaking ball.
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