Volume 9, Issue 5
May, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Start planning for those fall seasons now! Volunteer coaches love to have the "security blanket" CoachDeck provides in their back pocket. They'll never be at a loss for fun and fundamentally-sound drills to do with their teams!

In this issue:
Tony Earp uses a golf analogy to help explain the teaching of shooting and passing techniques. Brian Gotta believes that sometimes less is more when it comes to helping volunteer coaches. And Dr. Darrell Burnett is back with a ten-tip checklist to help young athletes become good sports.

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Need More Than One Club in Your Bag
By Tony Earp

When working to improve a player’s finishing, the most important part is helping the player choose the right shot when going to goal. Although striking the ball well, with proper technique, power and accuracy are all important, a brilliantly struck ball with great technique, power, and accuracy can still not produce a goal. Finishing is not just striking the ball harder. It is more about striking the ball SMARTER Read Article
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

If you're reading this, there is a good chance you are someone deeply involved in youth sports. You may be a parent or coach and/or a board member/league administrator.  You probably spend many hours each day either thinking about or working on various items pertaining to your team or league. You are to be commended. You are also the exception. Read Article

Teaching Kids to Be Good Sports
By Darrell Burnett

The traditional value of sportsmanship is being challenged from all sides: professional, college, high school, and even in youth sports. It seems doubly important that we recommit ourselves to guiding our youth, reminding them what sportsmanship is all about, Read Article​