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Baseball & Softball
Volume 5 Issue 12
December 2012

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Too Much Too Soon?
Holiday Wish List
To Be a Successful Player You Must...
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In this issue: In the second of two-parts, you'll want to read Ryan Sienko's checklist of "musts" for every baseball and softball player. Tremendous information. Brian Gotta offers his "holiday wish list" for youth sports. And Dr. Claire McCarthy contributes an article on the pressures our kids face in youth sports.

The new season will be here before you know it. Make sure you're the most prepared coach in the league with your copy of Brian Gotta's, Winning Secrets.

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Too Much Too Soon? McCarthy

By Dr. Claire McCarthy

My friend Nancy went for physical therapy for her back pain the other day, and was really surprised by what she saw there: the place was full of kids. "Yeah, it's like this now," said the therapist when Nancy asked about it. "It's the sports." Read Article 

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My Holiday Youth Sports Wish List     

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

The holidays are upon us! This is a time to reflect on the past and look ahead with hope for a new and brighter future. Here are a few items on my holiday youth sports wish list.  Read Article

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To Be a Successful Player You Must...
by Ryan Sienko

The second of two parts. This outstanding checklist bullet-points everything needed to be a successful outfielder, infielder, catcher as well as a player's personal preparation to play.  Read Article 

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