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Baseball & Softball
Volume 6 Issue 1
January 2013

In This Issue
Blame Game
Five Youth Coaching Sins
Reward Your Players
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In this issue: John Ellsworth is back with a terrific article which will help athletes take responsibility for setbacks. Brian Gotta outlines five coaching mistakes to be avoided. And Olan Suddeth contributes a great read sure to give all coaches ideas for building team chemistry and making the coming season more fun and memorable.

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Three Tips to Win at the Blame Game John Ellsworth

By John Ellsworth

After a tough loss or even a big win where your sports kid makes a few errors, what habits and behaviors do they exhibit after the game. Do they blame the loss or errors on external factors like the condition of the field, the officials, crowd noise, or the opposing team? Read Article

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Brian Gotta

Five Youth Coaching Sins

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

There are many mistakes - big and small - made by youth sports coaches everywhere. But here are five in particular that seem to be some of the most common traps we fall into.

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Olan Suddeth

Build Self Esteem - Reward Your Players
by Olan Suddeth

So, you are coaching youth league baseball. Did you realize how important you now are in the eyes of a dozen or so kids? If you doubt this, then ask a few random ex-youth baseball players about influential adults from their childhood. Read Article

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