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Issue 2 Volume 10 October 2009
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Be a Complete Hitter
"Safe" Means More than Injury-Free
Visualization Tips
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Pitchers Nightmare
The Pitcher's Nightmare!  
The power of the Pitcher's Nightmare Swing Trainer is based on resistance training. The sports science involved in pulling or pushing against resistance and then having that resistance alleviated is unquestionable in creating power and strength. Or in the case of the Pitcher's Nightmare Swing Trainer, more bat speed! Learn More

 How to be a Complete Hitter - Part 2 Eugene Bleeker
by Eugene Bleecker, Owner and President of Pro Grip, Inc. 
Situational hitting is important to becoming a Complete Hitter and there are many situations in baseball where executing properly can be the difference in the ball game.  Examples of situational hitting are Hit & Runs, bunts, hitting behind runners and driving a fly ball to the outfield with a man on third and less than two outs.  Learning how to execute these techniques and what situations to use them in is important to you becoming the best hitter you can be. 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 Gotta"Safe" Means More than Injury-Free 
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

There are several ways to define "making sports safe" for youngsters. The obvious connotation is that the practices and games are well supervised, the field and equipment in good condition, and there will be a minimum of chances the players will be injured. Safety also means we must be diligent in protecting our youngsters from child abusers who may attempt to infiltrate youth organizations. However, there is another kind of "safe" that is more subtle, but which may be every bit as important to our children. Read Article
Sports Dashboards
Need a Better Solution for Online Registration?
You'll be your league's hero when you make the easy switch to Sports Dashboards. Coaches, parents and even players will love it. Up and running in 15 minutes and best of all, it saves you money! Learn More
 Visualization: Tips For Getting More Out of Your Mental Practice
Geoff Miller
By Geoff Miller 
Visualization is the widely-used technique of seeing your performance in your mind.  It can be done simply in passing by closing your eyes and imagining a play or can be used as a central training tool to take the place of physical activity when an athlete is injured or worn down. Read Article
Pitch Count Watch
The Baseball Coach's Wristwatch
Get ready for the new season with a dual pitch-counter, stopwatch, clock, alarm and calendar all where you'll never lose or forget them: On your wrist! You'll wonder how you did without the Pitch Count Watch. Learn More