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Volume 4 Issue 10
October 2011

In This Issue
When the Athlete is Injured
Arguing with Youth Officials
Know Thine Enemy
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In this issue: Dan Gazaway does it again with a great article to help you teach your players how to spot weaknesses in opponents. Brian Gotta writes about when adults yell at umpires and referees - even when they're kids. And, in the first in a series, Dr. Alan Goldberg provides tools for coping with the mental anguish that accompanies injuries to youth in sports.

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When the Athlete is InjuredDr. Goldberg

By Dr. Alan Goldberg

You live to practice and perform. You have a passion to compete. You flat out love your sport. It's who you are! It's how you define yourself. You have dreams to compete at school, maybe get a college scholarship...who knows... maybe even to go beyond to the next level! Then the unthinkable happens! Read More

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Brian Gotta

Is Arguing with Officials OK at Any Age?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


All four of my children have either umpired baseball or refereed soccer, or both. They, for the most part, find it to be a great way to earn money working flexible hours on weekends. However after watching the soccer games my 14 year-old daughter reffed recently, I began to wonder if some parents and coaches only see the official's uniform, and not the age of the person wearing it. Read Article

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Dan Gazaway

Know Thine Enemy
by Dan Gazaway


During any given game I tell athletes they can pick up patterns and tendencies of opposing pitchers/hitters. The key is to be able to pick up on these tells and use them to your advantage. I'll use a poker analogy here. If you were playing poker and your opponent flipped his cards around each hand so they were facing you, you would be able to alter your strategy based upon what you saw in his cards. It works the same in baseball. Read Article

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