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Volume 4 Issue 3
March 2011

In This Issue
Fitness in Youth Practices
Child Doesn't Like the Coach?
Complimenting Youth Sports
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In this month's issue:
How much conditioning should we do in youth soccer practices? Adrian Parrish offers valuable insight. Brian Gotta discusses how parents can help their children cope in the event they don't like their coach. And, Dean Herbert's article on learning how to compliment young athletes while still being instructive is a must-read.
Adrian Parrish

Introducing Fitness to a Youth Soccer Practice

By Adrian Parrish

A lot of people in the United States still look upon soccer as a relatively new sport, but considering the first organized soccer league out of the United Kingdom was set up in Newark, NJ, back in 1884, it probably could not be further from the truth. Read Article

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There is no better time than now to implement the Help Kids Play Value Card Program. Why? Local merchants who can't donate sponsorships will gladly provide great discount offers. Community members who would say "no" to buying other fundraising products love saving money each time they use the card. Easy to sell. Thousands in profit. Contact for a free information packet.
Brian Gotta

What if My Child Doesn't Like His Coach?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck
Spring is the time for new beginnings. As winter recedes and our local parks and fields thaw, new soccer, baseball and softball teams are forming in communities everywhere, which means coaches are meeting new players, and kids are meeting new coaches. What should we do if our child comes home from practice complaining that they don't like their coach? Read Article
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Dean Herbert

Complimenting Youth in Sports

by Dean Herbert

It seems so natural - intuitive even to congratulate young athletes. The words roll out of our mouths...Good job. Way to go. Good race. Good game.... Before I introduce more powerful options here are some comments from a confidential survey I conducted with youth athletes regarding what they find un-motivating or dispiriting. Read Article

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