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Volume 11, Issue 9
 
 
 
 
September, 2018
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Fun is the name of the game! Kids don't want to "train" they want to play. Kids don't want to be coached, they want to have fun. CoachDeck allows coaches to run valuable and enjoyable practice sessions that don't feel like training. 

In this issue:
Bruce Brownlee finishes his list of 20 match hazards a coach may need to contend with. The two most important things that should be expected of youth coaches are often not what we tell them. Brian Gotta explains. Want powerful pre-event routines to help athletes perform to their potential? Bill Cole has them for you. 


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Match Hazards (11-20)
By Bruce Brownlee

In "Match Hazards 1-10" we learned how to deal with weather, field conditions and other impediments. Now, get tips on coping with referees, parents and several other roadblocks you may encounter as a coac​​​​​​​h. Read Article
 
 
 
 
The Two Most Important Things
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Volunteer coaches, especially those who lacks experience, often feel confused about their duties and responsibilities. And while there are many, two stand far above the rest, both of which can be accomplished by anyone. Yet the people who run youth leagues frequently fail to recognize this and, consequently, struggle to attract and retain volunteer coaches. Read Article
 
 
 
 
Psyching Up For Greatness
By Bill Cole

Do you ever wonder why you perform with excellence one day and can't get out of your own way the next? The answer might lie in how you prepare. To not prepare is to begin to fail, but psyching up with purpose can light the fire of greatness inside you. Read Article​