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Volume 6 Issue 12
December 2013

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Coaching Your Child
Who Do You Believe?
Slump Busting 101
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In this issue: Nate Barnett provides terrific tips for hitters to get themselves out of inevitable, dreaded slumps. Brian Gotta writes that, when it comes to disputes between coaches and parents, there might be more than one side to the story. And the title of Steve Henson's second great article, (which we bring in two parts), says it all. 

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Coaching Your Child: Expert Advice from T-Ball through High School and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

By Steve Henson 


It's an unforgettable line from Field of Dreams: "Hey, Dad, you wanna have a catch?" Kevin Costner is already an adult when he tosses a baseball to his ghostly father. For most dads and kids, the moment comes much sooner; and for thousands of families across the country, a simple catch leads to dad signing up his son or daughter with the local youth league, and then signing up himself as coach. Read Article 

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Brian Gotta

Who Do You Believe?    

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


We frequently receive letters from parents and coaches asking for advice. Below are representations of two such letters, written about the same child: One from the child's parent and one from his coach. You will notice, the two authors see the same situation from completely opposite perspectives. Read Article 
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Slump Busting 101: Hitting Mechanics

by Nate Barnett, The Pitching Academy

The word "slump" is taboo in baseball.  Nobody likes that word, and players try their hardest to avoid speaking it.  Ever.  But, slumps are a part of the game of baseball.  You can't slump-proof your swing, and you can never predict when one will occur. Read Article 

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