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Volume 6 Issue 5
May 2013

In This Issue
What Am I Teaching?
Could Be Your Last Chance
Everyone Fails
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In this issue: Tony Earp is back with an excellent article on the true essence of what it is coaches teach. Brian Gotta writes a message to coaches who still have an opportunity to give players on their team what they really want this season. And Jeffrey Rhoads' Everyone Fails on the Path to Success is terrific wisdom for athletes, but applies to the rest of us as well.

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What Am I Teaching? Tony Earp
By Tony Earp

A staple to all soccer training and helping players develop a comfort with the soccer ball is teaching fundamental foot skills and moves. These movements include foundation touches using the inside of the feet, pulling the ball, cutting the ball with the inside and outside of the foot, and many basic movements with the soccer ball. It also includes teaching players "moves" like the scissors, "Cryuff," lunge and take, and the "Maradona" just to name a few. When a coach is teaching these skills to their players, what are they really teaching? Read Article
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Brian GottaThis Could Be Your Last Chance
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

The spring baseball and soccer campaigns are coming to a close. That means team parties, trophies, gifts for coaches and team parents, end-of-season tournaments and equipment returns. It also means you might have some kids who have played all season without getting the recognition or praise they'd hoped to receive. Or they may have wished to play a position and not yet had the opportunity. And this is your last chance to make it happen. Read Article
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Everyone Fails on the Path to Success Jeffrey Rhoads
By Jeffrey Rhoads

At some point or some level, all athletes eventually fail. Great players, defined by their last moment heroics, have also succumbed to challenges they could not overcome, obstacles too big, and personal shortcomings of character or performance that resulted in failure. As eloquently expressed in the famous baseball poem, mighty Casey does not always bring joy to Mudville. Read Article
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