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Coach Andy's Hitting E-zine, #51 - Championship Game
October 01, 2008

Championship Game Time

In most leagues it's getting down to the play-offs and that championship game.

This is what the whole season has built up to, this is when you want to play your best.

This is also the time of year when they pick all-star teams. I have written a book on just how to make all-stars, that I'm sure you'll enjoy, as it's written from the vantage point of using techniques that never get talked about, like how the system "really" works and how to get around the politics, etc.

I've been really spending most of my time preparing the team I'm coaching to play their best at this time of year, so regardless of how we did in the regular season, we're at our best when it counts, the play offs and hopefully the championship game. We've won our first two and have one more to go.

This also explains the lack of hitting tips for you my loyal reader of this newsletter. To make it up to you, I've got a special deal on my book and even a special deal if you've been thinking of using this time of year to learn how to hit better by possibly getting my hitting video.

Congratulations to Arizona State

On the Women's fastpitch side of things, Arizona State made sure they won their championship game, 11 - 0 over Texas A & M, after having beat them the day before 3 - 0. They finished their year 66-5. This was the first year since 1986 that either a UCLA team or a Arizona team wasn't one of the teams in the championship game, even though both teams made it to the College World Series.

The college men's baseball tournament is still going on and can be watched on ESPN and ESPN2. The super regionals are this weekend and the College World Series starts on June 14th with their championship game (s) culminating on June 23, 24, and if needed 25th.

How to Make All-Stars

Hopefully all the hitting tips you've received here in this newsletter and on my website have helped your team reach the championship game, but there are times when the only thing you can hope for is that you make the all-star team because the team you were on wasn't that good.

However it's turning out for you, this the time of year when so many kids hope to make the all-star team and only a few do. And sometimes it seems like the kids that do make the team aren't any better than you or your kid. Maybe you aren't sure how this happens, how they pick the kids, and if there's anything you can do to help your kid get onto the team.

For you and that kid I've written the book, "How to Make All-Stars".

For those also wanting to learn to hit either rotational or linear this is the perfect time, because I have a combination of my hitting DVD and this new all-star book all for a price that's cheaper than buying the DVD alone!

All the information is at

I'm hoping this will help lots of you get better. So read all about it. The hitting / all-star offer is at the bottom of the page

Summer Hitting Clinics

After your championship games and all-stars are over (or if you're not involved in either but want to make next year's all-stars) take advantage of hitting clinics around the country.

I'd be happy to come and give one to your league or area kids and it could be a fundraiser for you and/or your league.

An advantage to you is that if you're the coordinator I'll work personally with your kids, in a special session, in addition to the clinic itself.

To find out the particulars of having Coach Andy give a clinic in your area visit

Could you Help Me?

If you've been enjoying my newsletters and web pages, and you'd really like to help me out, I was wondering if in your contacts you know of someone whoís starting a nationwide business or someone whoís expanding to need a larger business presence?

Years ago AT&T told me I had the number 1-800-BASEBALL and at the last minute they pulled it away from me. In return, I got an apology and an 800 number that was reserved for businesses doing $10,000 a month or more in phone charges. Itís 1-800-(follwed by 3 digits, then)-1111. I've never used it much and I have another one that I can use, so I could let this one go to a company that needs to give their company a look of strength and longevity (as the perception is that all the big 800 numbers were given out years ago).

The fact that itís an 800 number and not an 888, 877, or 866 number is strong in itself, but itís almost impossible to get repeating digits, so it's a great number for the right business.

If you know that person, I'd be happy to pay a 10% finders fee (so I'm guessing that to the right person this could make you an extra $100 - $1,000, so please have them get in touch with me, soon 1-805-642-5827).

Thanks for helping.

Again, if you have any questions or comments you can write to me via e-mail.

To see other hitting tips in past newsletters, go to the past issues of my hitting newsletter page.

Welcome to you who are new to my hitting e-zine.

Thanks for reading and talk to you next time.

Coach Andy

6801 Dove St. Ventura, CA 93003


Coach Andy Collins has been helping players achieve their goals in softball and baseball for over 30 years. He's an advisor to national teams and can help you be a better hitter. He offers free information on his website and through free e-mail hitting lessons and has just introduced a new hitting video discussing and demonstrating how to hit great with either the rotational or linear hitting methods.

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