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Baseball & Softball
Volume 5 Issue 2
February 2012

In This Issue
Psychological Consequences of Injury
Good, Bad and Boring
Important Counts
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Greetings from CoachDeck!

We're excited to announce the release of our newest title, CoachDeck for Football, March 1st! Our football deck joins CoachDeck for Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Basketball. Volleyball, Cheer, Hockey and more coming soon!

In this issue: Ryan Sienko is back with a terrific article that will help coaches, pitchers and catchers know which pitch to throw in any situation. Brian Gotta describes the youth baseball practices he recently encountered. And, in the fifth and final part in our series on the impact of injury on athletes, Dr. Alan Goldberg discusses how coaches should relate to those who've been injured.

Don't miss this! Would you like to have a season you'll never forget? Brian Gotta's new book, Winning Secrets, is a must-read for all youth baseball coaches. Brian has put the knowledge he's gained coaching thousands of games and winning numerous championships into the most thorough and easy-reading book available. Even if you don't have the most talented team, you can still get to your League Championship game with Winning Secrets! Purchase your copy here.

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Psychological Consequences of InjuryDr. Goldberg

By Dr. Alan Goldberg

The fifth and final installment in a series examining what happens to athletes when they are injured. This month's segment will help coaches with the physical and mental issues faced. Read Article

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Brian Gotta

The Good, the Bad and the Boring

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I happened to be at the fields of a league that had recently purchased our products to provide to their coaches. I watched parts of of three different teams' practices. What I saw was both gratifying and disappointing. Read Article

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Ryan Sienko

Important Counts for Catchers
by Ryan Sienko

Although every pitch is very is very important, learning what counts are the most important will not only make you a smart catcher, but it will help keep pitchers in the ball game longer and translate into more wins for the team. Here are the counts of a ball game listed in order of urgency: Read Article

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