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Volume 4 Issue 12
December 2011

In This Issue
Swinging for the Fences
Make Practice Fun
Consequences of Injury
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Swinging For the FencesTom Turner
By Tom Turner

When we teach players not to pass or dribble near their own goal for fear of giving up an easy shot to the opponent, when we ask them to simply kick it as far away as they can and chase it, are we coaching? This brief article by long-time contributor, Tom Turner puts it in perspective. Read Article
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Brian GottaMake Practice Fun and Meaningful
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

There are two things that kids want from practice. They want to get better, and they want to have fun. There are many coaches who are great at teaching fundamentals, but don't have much fun doing it. And there are other coaches who run fun practices, but don't teach much in the way of skills. The two don't have to be mutually exclusive. Read Article

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Psychological Consequences of InjuryDr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

The third in a series examining what happens to athletes when they are injured. This installment discusses what happens to athlete's self-esteem and ability to cope with stress and other external factors. Read Article
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