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Baseball & Softball
Volume 7 Issue 7
July 2014

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How Mentally Strong?
Time for a Vacation?
What Pitch to Hit?
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In this issue: New contributor Kevin Wilson brings us a fantastic piece sure to get your hitters in the right mind-frame at the plate. Brian Gotta writes about how families with kids playing sports often struggle to find family time. And Dr. Jim Taylor brings us the final installment in his series on improving athletes' mental toughness.

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Get Psyched! How Mentally Strong Are You? Jim Taylor

By Dr. Jim Taylor   


The ability to stay focused is essential for you to perform your best consistently. Keywords in training and competitions can help keep you focused and avoid distractions. Come up with one or two key words that you need to focus on to perform well. 

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Time for a Vacation?            

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


I was emailing a friend and business associate and we were getting caught up on one another's families. He said, "We have a place up at the lake that we have been to the past 3/4 weekends. Our need to take advantage of the warm weather and desire for time at the lake took precedence over baseball, so unfortunately there are no baseball stars in this house." It got me thinking about the choices my family has made through the years because of sports, and wondering if we'd gotten it right. Read Article 

What Pitch Do You Like to Hit?

by Kevin Wilson

Watch good hitters hit and you will notice that they don't miss their pitch very often. And to take it a step further, they pretty much know when their pitch is coming and they are ready to attack it. I ask many young hitters this question: "What type of pitch do you like to hit?" Most of them have to take a second to think about it. That's NOT GOOD!  Read Article

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