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SPECIAL MENTAL GAME ISSUE

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TREVOR RAGAN
Founder and Head Coach of The Baskeballl
School (USA & Canada). Currently has worked
with over 1800 student athletes from all
over North America. Founder of Train Ugly.

DIAMYN HALL
A former Division I baseball player who
is currently juggling his master's in Sports
Psychology at JFKU, while Mental Game
Development Coordinator for Wright State
University’s Baseball team.

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Contributors to this special issue are:

Dr. CHARLIE MAHER, PsyD, CMPC
Sport and Performance Psychologist
Senior Director, Department of Personal and Organizational Performance Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization

BOB TEWKSBURY, Ed.M., CMPC
Currently the mental performance coach with the San Francisco Giants Baseball Organization.  Previously 8yrs with the Boston Red Sox in the same capacity. He won 110 major league games over a13 year career pitching for the Yankees, Cubs, Cardinals, Rangers, Padres and Twins. 

Dr. SARAH McKAY
MSc and PhD in neuroscience at Oxford University (England) in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics where she studied neuroplasticity of the developing brain. She spent five years working in academic neuroscience research before founding her health education and medical communications business  in 2008  The Neuroscience Academy. Specializes in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health and well being.

MATT HELKE, AIC, CSPC, CSH, CCS, BMS
Matt is a Performance Optimization Mentor and has been an active coach since 1992.  BS  Psychology (cognition & perception). He is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach, with certifications in: Sports Psychology Coach (Ed.), Sports Hypnosis & Mental Guided Imagery, Core Conditioning Specialist and Biomechanics Specialist.  He also has certifications in Neuroscience & Cognitive Linguistics pending. Founder of The Baseball Observer Digital Magazine and 360 Peak Performance.    

 


2017 April/ May ISSUE

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Black Jack At The Plate - Batters Expectations/

Make-Up Of A Starting Pitcher vs. Relief Pitcher - Bob Tewksbury/

Coping Effectively To Risk On And Off The Diamond - Dr. Charlie Maher/

College Player Interview - Nick Sanders - Wright State/

Six Most Common Workout Mistakes Of Baseball Pitchers/

Don't Eat The Mallow - Trevor Ragan/

High School "Top 30" Baseball Rankings /

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review/

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA/

Full Summer Collegiate League Directory/

And more...


2017 JAN/ FEB ISSUE

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MLB Outcomes Rigged By $$, Media, Egos & Influence/

Block vs. Random Practice - Trevor Ragan/

College Player Interview - Mitchell Walker Cumberland Co./

What Does Your Website Say About Your Program?/

Working With Umpires Betters The Game/

NCAA DI, DII & DIII Teams to Watch/

Let Science Challenge What You Think You Know/

High School "Top 30" Baseball Rankings /

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review /

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA

And more...

     

2016 MAY/ JUNE ISSUE 

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Mobility vs Flexibility and Why it Matters to Baseball Player/

THE MENTAL DOMAIN OF FOCUS - Dr. Charlie Maher/

College Player Insight - Evan Skoug TCU/

Want to Hit? - Stop Swinging Down!/

Seeing The Ball Hit The Bat Is NOT Important/

Perfect Pitchers/

Why hasn’t baseball embraced addition of female umpires?/

High School Poll - Top 30/

Don't Feel Like Training Some Days?/

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review /

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA

And more...

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2016 JAN/ FEB ISSUE 

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What Body Type is a Baseball Player Supposed to Have?/

Are We Raising Cry Baby Athletes?/

College Player Insight - Reid Neal / 

An Umpire’s Near Impossible Road To The Majors/

Body Part Injury - Dead Arm/

NCAA DI, DII & DIII Teams to Watch/

Being A Good Teammate - Dr. Charlie Maher/

Batted Ball Speed - How to Find the Holy Grail of Hitting/ 

High School "Top 30" Baseball Rankings/ 

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review / 

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA

And more...

   

 


2015 NOV/ DEC ISSUE  

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The Most Wasted 20 Minutes In A Catcher's Life/

Coaches' Favorites "What...The Horror"/

College Player Insight - Casey Scoggins/

Umpire Interaction - Rise of the MACHINES?/

Body Part Injury - The Brain and "Little Hits"/

Gator Baseball - Ultimate Goal Remains the Same/

Emotional Responsibility By Dr. Charlie Maher- Cleveland Indians

Danger - Social Media/ 

Williams Uses Lessons Learned/ 

High School Top 30 Baseball Rankings/ 

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review/ 

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA

And more...

   

 


2015 JUNE ISSUE  

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When Are Private Lessons Right For You/

Hey Parents - Your Kid Really Isn't That Good/

Umpire Interaction/

Body Part Injury - Elbow Injuries (Non Tommy John)/  

Lifters Elbow - Cause & Cure/ 

Being An Accurate Self-Evaluator By Dr. Charlie Maher-Cleveland Indians/  

College Player Insight - Jace Vince/ 

Want To Be Recruited? Here's What The Coaches Say/ 

High School "Top 30" Baseball Rankings/

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review/ 

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA/ 

And more...

   

 


2015 MAY ISSUE  

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BUNT - Baseball's "Bad" Four Letter Word - Part Two/ 

What You Really Need to Know to Play in College/

Umpire Interaction/ Body Part Injury - The ACL/ 

5 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Reduce Injury/ 

College Player Insight - Alex Fife / 

High School "Top 30" Baseball Rankings/ 

NWAC - The Northwest's Hidden Gem/ 

Drills & Practice Tips / 

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review / 

FULL College Baseball Directory- NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA / 

And more...

   

 


2015 APRIL ISSUE  

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BUNT - Baseball's "Bad" Four Letter Word - Part One/

High School Base Coach Helmet/

College Player Insight - Diamyn Hall/ 

High School "Top 30" Baseball Rankings/

The "YIPS" - The What? By Dr. Charlie Maher-Cleveland Indians/

Drills & Practice Tips /

Why You Should Consider a 2yr College First/

Sports Medical Myths & Truths/

Hinds CC - You Don't Want to Play Them/

8 Baseball Exercises For Rotational Power/

Polls & Weekly Round-UP/ Review/

Full College Directory /

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2015 FEBRUARY ISSUE 

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Why Some Coaches Struggle/

Umpire Interaction/ High School Pitch Counts?/

The Best Hitters Fail 70% of the Time - WRONG/

College Player Insight - Nathan Helke/

Body Part Injury - Rotator Cuff (Types, treatments, prevention)/

Drills & Practice Tips/

Three of the Worst Types of Conditioning/ 

2015 - PreSeason Polls and top team write-ups/

Remarkable Turnaround Cumberland Co. College/

FULL College Baseball Directory - NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, NWAC, CCCAA/

And more...

   

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