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Baseball & Softball
Volume 4 Issue 2
February 2011

In This Issue
Baseball Pitching Mechanics
Managing Coaches
Invisible Opponent
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In this month's issue:
Dan Gazaway's article on pitching mechanics is so easy to understand even the least experienced coach will be able to convey the basics to their young hurlers. Brian Gotta provides suggestions on managing those volunteer coaches who make our leagues go. And Jodi Sheakley's follow-up article on nutrition will help ensure your young athletes are always performing at their peaks.

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Baseball Pitching MechanicsDan Gazaway

By Dan Gazaway, Owner of The Pitching Academy

Balance is a key element to solid pitching mechanics and will bring you much success if utilized correctly. Without balance, it is difficult to throw strikes and throw hard. Without it, all of your pitches won't do what they're intended to do. So how do you keep your balance? Read Article
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Brian Gotta

Managing Your Volunteer Coaches

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We take them for granted. Once we've gotten parents to "step up to the plate," and volunteer to coach a team, we often breathe a sigh of relief and figure now that that's taken care of we can get on to more important issues. However, the way you manage your volunteer coaches throughout the season might determine whether or not they come back to do it again next year. And maybe more importantly, it could also be what determines if some players return as well. Read Article
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Jodi

The Invisible Opponent (Part 2)
by Jodi Sheakley, MS, CFT


As we know, nutritional deficiency can make it easier for organisms to invade the body. Therefore, a well-balanced, consistent diet may be your best ammunition. Here are some additional strategies for your nutritional arsenal: Read Article
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