Volume 13, Issue 2
February, 2020
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Spring is just around the corner. Are your coaches ready to run fun and dynamic practices even if they are volunteers who are still learning the game? The simplest and most effective tool you can give them is a CoachDeck!

In this issue:
Dan Abrahams helps players (and coaches) learn to focus on what they can control in a match. Brian Gotta provides tips to parents and coaches to encourage kids to keep playing into their teens. And if you're a coach at any level, Dr. Alan Goldberg's tip for dealing with parents is indispensable! 

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Managing Expectations in Soccer
By Dan Abrahams

What do you expect from yourself on the pitch? To score? To keep a clean sheet? To be man/woman of the match? To win? Read Article
The Critical Age for Youth Sports
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

You can find the statistics anywhere and we’ve all read the facts: Around the age of 13, children discontinue youth sports participation at a precipitous level. The reason for this phenomenon is the subject of many theories. But are there ways we, as parents and coaches, can keep kids playing into their teens?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ Read Article
Getting Parents to Work With You, Not Against You
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

Believe it or not, 99% of all parents out there are sane and workable. If you want to be a successful coach you have to deliberately make an effort to train them. The following is a list of strategies and ideas that will help you in this endeavor. Read Article