Volume 8, Issue 10
October, 2015
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Soccer coaches are creatures of habit. They tend to do the same drills with their teams practice after practice. Why not "spice" it up a bit and give them some fresh ideas for drills and games they can play? They'd love a CoachDeck!

In this issue:
New contributor, Jeff Pill has some advice for youth coaches on the important topic of team discipline. Brian Gotta wonders if it is OK to force kids to play sports. And, Dr. Darrell Burnett's final installment on the proper mindset for youth coaches comes with a checklist we should all reference often.

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Team Discipline
By Jeff Pill

Team discipline is crucial to the overall success of any team endeavor. Not only do disciplined teams perform well on the field, but, if teams are able to maintain good discipline both on and off the field, the overall soccer experience is far more positive for all involved; parents, players, coaches and administrators.​
Let Them Do What They Want?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I have read recent interviews with parents and parents-to-be who say they are not going to force their kids to play sports. The sentiment is that some parents are so over-the-top, so hungry to live vicariously through their children to regain their own unrealized glory that they'll drive their offspring into an unwelcome world of competition and duress. Read Article

Behavior Checklist for Youth Coaches
By Dr. Darrell Burnett

Fun is the major motivator for kids in sports. In survey after survey, whenever youngsters are asked why they play sports, the number one reason is always the same - to have fun. (NOTE: Printable checklist included) ​ Read Article​