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Baseball & Softball
Volume 7 Issue 4
April 2014

In This Issue
3 Teaching Qualities
Fifteen Coaching Tips
Fielding Bunts
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In this issue: Dave Weaver makes another appearance with a tremendous piece on the proper technique for fielding bunts. Brian Gotta provides some basic tips for coaches at all levels. And Jeffrey Rhoads writes about the qualities to look for in a good youth coach.

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3 Teaching Qualities to Look For In Your Child's Coach Jeffrey Rhoads

By Jeffrey Rhoads   


Ideally, your child's coach is a good teacher; someone who both understands the sport and how to communicate his or her knowledge. This coach not only teaches sports skills, but also conveys the game's values. The coach's kids also have fun. But how does a youth coach achieve these ends? for simply putting on a uniform and being on the team. Read Article 

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Brian Gotta

Fifteen Brief Coaching Tips         

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


On the field for another season? Here are fifteen bullet-point coaching tips to help you get the most out of your players and better enjoy your own experience. Read Article 
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Proper Fielding Technique for Bunts

by Dave Weaver, New England Catching Camp

I explain to my students that the fielding of bunts requires the same skills that fielding a blocked ball does. When you master the skills you will be making yourself ready to make the play in either situation. The obvious difference in technique being you start from your crouch for bunts and you start from the ground for blocks. The proper fielding of a ball on the ground begins with the understanding of 3 main premises: Read Article

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