Volume 8, Issue 9
September, 2015
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Why not give your coaches something they'll appreciate and actually use? CoachDeck is youth soccer's most popular volunteer coach training tool. It makes a great end-of-season appreciation gift too!

In this issue:
Another winner from Tony Earp as he gives guidance to those soccer parents among us whose egos might cause us to get a little ahead of ourselves. Brian Gotta addresses the phenomenon of online training for volunteer coaches. And, Dr. Darrell Burnett's second of a three-part series on the proper coach mind-set is great stuff for all volunteers.

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My Nine Year-Old is a Forward
By Tony Earp

Your 9 year old player is NOT a forward. We do not even know if he is going to be a “soccer player” in the future. The only thing we know for sure is that he plays soccer and seems to enjoy it. Read Article
Why Won't Coaches Learn Online?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It sounds so enticing...online coach training. Drills, streaming videos, quizzes, printable practice plans...everything a coach could ever need or want at his or her fingertips, just a high-speed internet connection away. Its a great theory, but one that fails to account for two things lacking in most volunteer coaches. Read Article

Behavior Checklist for Youth Coaches
By Dr. Darrell Burnett

We all want what's best for the children we coach. But often times we may lose sight of what is most important to THEM, because we focus on what is important to US. In Part 2 of this piece, Dr. Burnett provides some tips to maintain perspective and focus. Read Article