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Baseball & Softball
Volume 6 Issue 5
May 2013

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Everyone Fails
May Be Last Chance
Conquering the Curveball
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In this issue: Jeffrey Rhoads contributes an article with terrific wisdom for athletes, but which applies to all our lives as well. Brian Gotta writes a message to coaches who still have an opportunity to give players on their team what they really want this season. And NY Mets' hitting coach Dave Hudgens' second in a three-part series on hitting the curveball is a must-read for coaches and players.

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Everyone Fails on the Path to SuccessJeffrey Rhoads

By Jeffrey Rhoads

At some point or some level, all athletes eventually fail. Great players, defined by their last moment heroics, have also succumbed to challenges they could not overcome, obstacles too big, and personal shortcomings of character or performance that resulted in failure. As eloquently expressed in the famous baseball poem, mighty Casey does not always bring joy to Mudville. Read Article

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This Could Be Your Last Chance

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


The spring baseball and soccer campaigns are coming to a close. That means team parties, trophies, gifts for coaches and team parents, end-of-season tournaments and equipment returns. It also means you might have some kids who have played all season without getting the recognition or praise they'd hoped to receive. Or they may have wished to play a position and not yet had the opportunity. And this is your last chance to make it happen. Read Article

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Keys to Hitting a Curve (Part 2 of 3)

by Dave Hudgens, New York Mets Hitting Coach

In part two of a three-part series, here are five keys to hitting the curveball from New York Mets Hitting Coach, Dave Hudgens. This is a must-read for all hitters and coaches.

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