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Volume 7 Issue 2
February 2014

In This Issue
Let Players Coach
Letting Someone Else Coach
Framing Your Child's Play
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In this issue:
Tony Earp has written one of the most insightful articles on coaching we've ever read. We wanted to share it with you. Brian Gotta writes about a time all volunteer parent-coaches face sooner or later. And Jeffrey Rhoads is back with a terrific piece on how to put forth the best mindset after one of your child's games.  


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Let the Players Coach Tony Earp
By Tony Earp      

How do you know when you really understand something? It is said that when you really understand something, you can teach it to someone else. If this is true, then an easy way to check for understanding in your players is to have them coach. Sounds strange? Read Article
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Brian Gotta
Letting Someone Else Coach Your Child 
By Brian Gotta

Those of us who have coached our own children in youth sports have done so for a variety of reasons. We've enjoyed the fun of competition, the time we were able to spend with our kids, and we wanted to ensure they had the best possible experience. But if our youngsters continue to play long enough, there comes a time for all of us when we must turn over the reigns to someone else and transition from the field to the bleachers. This can sometimes be difficult to do. Read Article


"Framing" Your Child's Play
Jeffrey Rhoads
By Jeffrey Rhoads 

Every child wants to be successful. As a parent, you obviously want your child to have fun and succeed in youth sports. A barrier to this outcome, however, is that most participation-based youth sports programs are comprised of children with differing abilities. Whether these differences are based on talent, experience, age, or body type, they generate moments of failure for many kids. Read Article
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