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Volume 5 Issue 1
January 2012

In This Issue
Did You Win?
Give it a Shot!
Consequences of Injury
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Greetings from CoachDeck!

Thank you for making 2011 our best year in history. And 2012 is off to a great start! More soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball organizations than ever are choosing CoachDeck as part of their coach training and appreciation programs. And it is only going to get better as we release our newest CoachDeck for football March 1st!

In this issue: In the first of a two-part article, Maureen Dracup provides an interesting insight on the difference between teaching players to want to win, and coaching for a victory. Brian Gotta writes of a benefit to children playing youth sports that we may not always see. And, in the fourth part in our series on the impact of injury on athletes, Dr. Alan Goldberg discusses methods for athletes to cope with injuries.

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Did you Win? Dracup(Part 1)
By Maureen Dracup

Can we teach players to compete, to play to win, without compromising development? Absolutely! In fact, we should be coaching our kids to compete, to want to win. But this cannot be confused with coaching to win. Read Article
Brian GottaGive it a Shot!
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We all agree that kids playing sports is a good thing. We know about the health advantages and that playing team sports teaches kids to interact as part of a group and learn social skills. But after years of coaching, my experience with my daughter's softball team helped me see another benefit which may trump them all. Read Article

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Psychological Consequences of InjuryDr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

The fourth in a series examining what happens to athletes when they are injured. This installment provides tools for athletes to cope with their injury. Read Article
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