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Issue 2 Volume 7 July 2009
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Improve Your Mechanics
What Happened to Playing?
Parents & Sportsmanship
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 Improve Your Mechanics and Last LongerDan Gazaway
by Dan Gazaway, Founder of the Pitching Academy
If you have plans to play at a more competitive level as a pitcher, it is time to step it up and learn better mechanics. Proper mechanics will help you during the course of your pitching career because they will help you avoid injury. Read Article
More Than ERA 
Improve Your Pitchers' Performances!
Already tracking pitches? Turn that data into meaningful information. Using More than ERA™ to evaluate your pitchers performance will give you valuable information that you can use to work with them on the performance aspects of playing baseball. Helps you to help them in developing a better mental approach, spot game situations where they need to improve and have a game plan when they go to the mound.  Learn More
 Brian GottaWhat Happened to Playing? 
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

There's a funny saying, "If you ever yearn for the "good old days," turn off the air-conditioning." And it is true that we live in a time when technology, advances in medicine, and modern conveniences have made us more comfortable than ever. But if there is one thing from the past I do yearn for, it is the days when kids played games outside together. Read Article
Pitching Academy 
Download our FREE E-BOOK!
Increase your pitching velocity now! Get your free copy of our pitching mechanics e-book! You'll be glad you did. These throwing techniques increase velocity and are vital for long term success. Learn More
 Parents & Sportsmanship  Darrell Burnett
By Dr. Darrell Burnett, Certified Sports Psychologist  

Pick up a sports page and you get a stark picture of the world of competitive sports - corporate sponsorship, fierce competition and a win-at-any-cost mentality. For decades, recreational youth sports has been the beacon of hope for maintaining the purity of sport, where unsportsmanlike conduct has been the rare exception. Read Article
Pitch Count Watch 
The Baseball Coach's Wristwatch
The Pitch Count Watch contains a dual pitch-counter so you can track your pitcher and your opponent's, but there's much more! Stopwatch, time and date functions, make this a multi-purpose sports watch any baseball coach would love. Learn More