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Volume 12, Issue 10
 
 
 
 
October, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

How are those fall practices going? If you don't see kids having fun and enjoying every moment, maybe it's time to think about adding CoachDeck to your coach training program!


In this issue:
In the second installment of a great piece, Bruce Brownlee provides techniques for players to work after receiving the ball with their backs to the goal. Brian Gotta explains how taking responsibility for failure is a valuable skill we must teach. And John O'Sullivan reacts to shameful incident with wisdom that is required reading for all involved in youth sports. 


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Turning Back to Goal (Part 2)
By Bruce Brownlee

Youth soccer players often receive a ball with their back to goal, usually with pressure from an opposing defender raging on their back to push them away from the goal. Read Article
 
 
 
 
Make Your Own Hop
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I read a quote attributed to Daniel Pink which was, “One of the best predictors of ultimate success is how you explain your failures and rejections.” What does this mean, and how does it apply to our coaching and parenting?  Read Article
 
 
 
 
When You Attend a Youth Sports Event, Know Your Role!
By John O'Sullivan

Imagine the perfect summer day. The sun is out, The birds are chirping. And a bunch of 7 year old boys scurry about a baseball diamond, trying to hit, run, throw and catch, all the while smiling and giggling and doing what 7-year-old boys do. But then the game gets tenseRead Article