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Baseball & Softball
Volume 4 Issue 4
April 2011

In This Issue
Hitting Mechanics Fallacies
Practices with Young Players
Sports and Success in Life
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In this month's issue:
Another great article from Dan Gazaway on commonly-taught hitting mechanics fallacies. A must-read for all coaches, travel and recreational. Brian Gotta discusses techniques for running effective practices with very young players. And, the second in a series, Dean Herbert weighs in on the topic of playing sports and its correlation to success in life.

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Hitting Mechanics FallaciesDan Gazaway

By Dan Gazaway

I've picked two parts of the baseball swing mechanics I hear taught frequently that are incorrect. I'll explain why in a bit of detail, but don't just take my word for it, however, ask around to some of the hitting mechanics gurus you know and trust. Read Article

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Brian Gotta

Running Practices for Very Young Players

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

If you've volunteered, (or have been volunteered), to coach a team of young players, there are a few techniques you can employ that may make your practice sessions more productive and enjoyable. Coaching kids this age doesn't have to be glorified baby-sitting, if you take the proper approach. Read Article
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Dean Herbert

Sports Participation and Success in Life
by Dean Herbert


Sports psychology has some interesting findings about athletes and the effect of participation in sports. Much of the research supports what is called "gravitational" hypotheses. That is, that a certain personality type will gravitate towards athletic involvement. What exactly have they found? Read Article

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