CoachDeck Logo
On Deck
Issue 3 Volume 7
July 2010
In This Issue
Coaching Tips
Five Super Ideas
Benchside Beverages
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Hello from CoachDeck!

Ready or not, here comes the fall! Did you know that organizations using CoachDeck report that not only is it easier to get coaches to volunteer each year, but more kids come back to play because they better enjoyed the experience? No other item you can provide to your coaches will match CoachDeck as a "thank-you," and training tool all in one.

Inside this issue you'll find valuable tips for coaching at all levels, five great ways for your organization to help and say thanks to others, and an article de-mystifying the various beverage choices available to kids.

How are the fundraising plans for 2010 going? The folks at Help Kids Play will be glad to discuss great solutions that allow you to raise big money with little effort. Are you absolutely sure that your organization is completely covered? K & K Insurance is a one-stop shop for all of your insurance needs. Contact them now - before the unexpected happens.
Also, CoachDeck is HUGE on safety. That's why we're excited to announce a partnership with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship. Their site is a wealth of knowledge and a must-visit for anyone invoived in youth sports.
Enjoy this issue of On Deck, and thank you for all you do for youth soccer.
K&K Insurance now offers online purchasing capabilities for sports teams, leagues, tournaments, events, camps and clinics. The site is easy to use and provides an option to buy coverage and receive proof of insurance immediately when using a credit card.

K&K Insurance Group is a managing general underwriter offering over 50 specialty insurance programs to the sports, leisure and entertainment industries.

For more information, visit our website at or

Coaching Tips: Support and Movement with the GameTom Turner
By Tom Turner

If you're coaching a team at any level, you owe it to yourself to read this great article offering tips on use of space, playing with back to the goal, defending, transition, decision-making, and what makes a creative team player. Read Article
Stop Sports Injuries!
Keep kids in the game for life, STOP Sports Injuries.
Visit for information on preventing overuse and trauma injuries in children
Brian GottaFive Super Ideas Your Organization Can Try
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

At CoachDeck we talk to thousands of youth sports organizations each year. And our conversations have uncovered some wonderful, creative examples of things clubs and leagues are doing to recognize achievement, give back to the community and enrich the experience for all. So here are five excellent programs that you can put into place with little or no cost, minor effort, but great results. Read Article
Soccer Dollar Sign
2011 Fundraising Solution!
Get those club finances in order for 2011! People love our value cards and use them year-round. Now is the time to plan for 2011! Email or visit our website at
Benchside Beverages: Wading Through the Sea of Choices Jodi
by Jodi Sheakley, MS, CFT

Let's face it - by keeping pace with rotating practice and tournament schedules, navigating the trials of travel, and running in multiple directions, summer is anything but uncomplicated. If you're thirsting for craving a little simplicity, read on for help on wading through the murky sea of liquids on the market: sports beverages, energy drinks, shakes, and tried-and-true H2O. Read Article
Customized Approach to Wellness
We're committed to helping you achieve and enjoy healthier living through fitness training... plus help guide you through your "other 23 hours" of the day!
Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter