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Volume 12, Issue 11
 
 
 
 
November, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Its the time of year we start thinking about gift-giving. Don't forget about those volunteer coaches who work tirelessly on your behalf. Nothing says "thank-you" like a CoachDeck for Soccer. Your coaches will love it!


In this issue:
Tom Turner returns with some great advice for soccer coaches when planning their practices. Brian Gotta provides tips for how youth coaches can provide feedback to players when they make mistakes. And Dr. Darrell Burnett returns with a letter that should be mandatory reading for all sports parents.


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Five Practice Variables
By Tom Turner

The five variables outlined below constitute the “bag of tricks” available to coaches who endeavor to create realistic and challenging training activities for their players without over-coaching.​​​​​​​ Read Article
 
 
 
 
Coaching the Mistakes
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Coaching youth sports means that you’re going to see your share of mistakes – and some might even be made by you! How you deal with mistakes is the key to success. Here are four easy tips to help you be a better coach, teacher and role-model.  Read Article
 
 
 
 
A Coach's Letter to Parents
By Dr. Darrell Burnett

Dear Parents. Here are some hints on how to make this a fun season, with lots of positive memories for your kids and your family. Read Article