Volume 10, Issue 3
March, 2017
Greetings from CoachDeck!

CoachDeck is an important part of any training curriculum. Every drill can fit any practice plan, and when there isn't time to plan, a perfect practice is only a few cards away. Coaches love our handy deck of 52 great drills that can be made into fun games!

In this issue:
Tom Turner wraps up his exceptional series on the phases of play. With spring seasons getting underway Brian Gotta has a message for all coaches to help them succeed. And Craig Sigl brings us Part Three in a four-part series on how to build confidence in your young athletes.

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The Better Team Lost! Exploring Soccer's Phases of Play: Part 3 - Restarts
By Tom Turner

Given the paucity of goals in soccer, restart situations often present some of the best scoring opportunities in close games. Accordingly, it is almost standard for the top teams to utilize live and still image technology in their scouting to prepare for upcoming opponents. Nothing is left to chance, particularly at the club level, where time will be appropriated to restarts prior to each game. Read Article
Make Them Want to Come Back
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Over the past ten years I've written many articles on youth sports. One of my original and most often repeated comments is that your first goal as a coach should be that every player wants to come back and play again next season. Regardless of wins, losses, or anything else, if you accomplish this, you've succeeded. But how do you do it? Read Article

Ten Strategies to Build Unstoppable Confidence in Youth Athletes - Part 3
By Craig Sigl

In this third part of the series, you are going to discover that, quite possibly, the best thing we can do to foster confidence in kids is to eliminate what I call “Confidence Killers.” Read Article​