Volume 9, Issue 8
August, 2016
Greetings from CoachDeck!

It's time for those fun fall rec seasons we all love so much. And where would we be without the army of volunteer coaches who we count on to ensure all our kids have an opportunity to play? There's still time to order a batch of CoachDecks so you can give them the most useful coach appreciation gift and training tool there is. Every coach loves having a CoachDeck!

In this issue:
We know you'll want to share Tony Earp's checklist of "do's" and "dont's" for soccer parents this fall. Brian Gotta responds to a league president who feels volunteer coaches can be "lazy". And the world-renowned Dr. Darrell Burnett returns with a 10-point checklist sports parents can use to improve.

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Soccer Parent Landmines
By tony Earp

Being a parent is difficult, but being a parent of a soccer player poses additional challenges that can put a lot of stress on parents and the child. The soccer community is not the easiest to navigate, and it can be overwhelming, especially for parents with kids going through the process for the first time. There will be a lot of things that go on throughout the season that can distract parents from what is most important; Read Article
Lazy Volunteer Coaches?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Over the years we've had the fortune to have thousands and thousands of youth sports organizations provide our unique CoachDeck to their coaches. Of course, not everyone we approach becomes a client, and we understand when the budget it tight and there's no room for anything but the barest necessities. But the we felt compelled to address the comments we received from one organization President recently, because we're sure he's not alone in his thinking. Read Article

Parents' Issues Checklist
By Dr. Darrell J. Burnett

The following parents issues checklist for teaching character and sportsmanship is short, but sweet. Answer YES or NO to the following 10 statements, tally up your score and see how you did. Read Article​