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Baseball & Softball
Volume 7 Issue 2
February 2014

In This Issue
Framing Your Child's Sports
Letting Someone Else Coach
33 Base Running Cues
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In this issue: Last month, Miles Noland provided 33 tips for hitting. He's back with 33 more terrific cues, this time on base running. Brian Gotta writes about a time all volunteer parent-coaches face sooner or later. And Jeffery Rhoads is back with a terrific piece on how to put forth the best mindset after one of your child's games.

League administrators: In case you missed it last month we recommend your board reviews this checklist of items BEFORE the season begins! 

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"Framing" Your Child's Sports Jeffrey Rhoads

By Jeffrey Rhoads  


Every child wants to be successful. As a parent, you obviously want your child to have fun and succeed in youth sports. A barrier to this outcome, however, is that most participation-based youth sports programs are comprised of children with differing abilities. Whether these differences are based on talent, experience, age, or body type, they generate moments of failure for many kids.   Read Article

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Brian Gotta

Letting Someone Else Coach Your Child       

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


Those of us who have coached our own children in youth sports have done so for a variety of reasons. We've enjoyed the fun of competition, the time we were able to spend with our kids, and we wanted to ensure they had the best possible experience. But if our youngsters continue to play long enough, there comes a time for all of us when we must turn over the reigns to someone else and transition from the field to the bleachers. This can sometimes be difficult to do. Read Article 
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33 Base Running Cues

by Miles Noland,

Get ready for the upcoming season with this great, short read providing some excellent, easy-to-understand cues you can teach your team to make them the best base running team in the league. Read Article 

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