Volume 13, Issue 1
January, 2020
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Wow, that decade went fast! Start the new one off right by providing your volunteer coaches with the most fun and effective training tool available. There is a reason we're so popular. Coaches love running fun practices!

In this issue:
Thinking of firing off an email to or calling your child's coach? Read Rocky Harmon's great piece first. Brian Gotta explains why clinics alone are not enough when it comes to providing coaches with the tools they need. And Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses the mental adjustments parents of athletes need to make.

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Life Lessons
By Rocky Harmon

The phone rings. It is a soccer parent, and they have a complaint. It seems that Julie played only half of yesterday's game. And to make matters worse, the coach played her in defense instead of up front!  Read Article
Going Beyond Clinics to Ensure Quality Coaching
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Think about the last coaching clinic you attended. How much of it do you actually remember? If you’re like most people, you’d be lucky to be able to recall twenty percent of what you saw and heard.​​​​​​​ Read Article
Sports Parents Need Mental Training Too
By Dr. Patrick Cohn

As a sports psychology expert, I often work very closely with my students’ parents when I provide one-on-one mental coaching for young athletes. That’s because it helps me—and my students--when parents are knowledgeable about “mental game” strategies for young athletes. Read Article