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Baseball & Softball
Volume 7 Issue 10
October 2014

In This Issue
Importance of Play
Difference Between Coaching Boys and Girls
Off Season Workout
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In this issue: Alan Jaeger's second installment on the topic of off season workouts is terrific, just in time for the approaching cold weather. Brian Gotta writes about the differences between coaching boys and coaching girls. And John O'Sullivan contributes the second part of his article on why we should focus kids on "playing" a sport rather than "working" on it.

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The Incredibly Massive Importance of Play

By John O'Sullivan   


One of the greatest differences between adults and children is that adults are goal oriented, and children are focused on immediate pleasure. Adults see everything as leading toward something in the future - the big picture if you will - and thus tend to look at everything we do not simply for "how does this serve me now" but "how will this serve me in the future." Read Article 

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Difference Between Coaching Boys and Girls           

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


I was talking with one of my son's former baseball coaches who is now coaching college women's softball. I asked him what the difference was between coaching the two genders. He said, "Guys need to play well to feel good. Girls need to feel good to play well." It is a great line. But is it possible that the explanation is that simple? Read Article
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Off Season Workout (Part 2)

by Alan Jaeger, Founder of Jaeger Sports

Whether you live in a warm weather climate or are facing four months of indoor weather you'll want to read this off season training regimen to get those baseball and softball arms ready for the spring. Read Article

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