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Issue 3 Volume 4
April 2010
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Coaching Children Under 11
How Old Before Playing Competitive?
When Parents Go Too Far
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Coaching Children Under Eleven - Part Two Tom Turner
By Tom Turner

This is the fifth installment in our multi-part series designed to provide fundamental instruction on which technical and tactical skills coaches should be working on with their kids at each age group. Coaching tips on dribbling, shooting, ball control and heading. Read Article
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Brian GottaAt What Age Should Kids Begin Playing Competitive?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Competitive or "travel" sports have exploded in popularity over the past decade. We'd like to know how you feel about kids playing on travel teams and how old you believe a child should be before starting. There are two ways to give us your feedback. Visit our blog and simply click "Leave a comment" or go to our Facebook page and click the, "Discussions" tab at the top.
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When Parents Go Too Far Dr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg
Parents initially get involved in their children's sports with the hopes that they can help their son or daughter have a rewarding and successful life experience. In general, they hope that their child will have fun, learn a ton of valuable athletic and life skills and be successful. Unfortunately, somewhere in this process of "being helpful," parents begin to inadvertently do far more damage than good. Read Article
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