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Volume 11, Issue 7
 
 
 
 
July, 2018
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Nothing gets your volunteer coaches more excited at the coaches meeting than when they receive their very own CoachDeck! They'll instantly begin planning fun and fundamentally-sound practices players will love! Takes the fear out of volunteering!

In this issue:
Dan Abrahams provides terrific examples of how players can train with specific goals in mind. Great read for coaches! Brian Gotta's final installment in a three part series on the decline in youth sports addresses specialization, pressure and electronics. And, Angela Weight wants to be sure you know that parent favoritism is not always to blame. 


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Players Must Train With Intention
By Dan Abrahams

Soccer players must train with intention. They must walk out onto the training pitch with a mind focused on improving. They must engage their brain so the skills they’re learning stick…and stick hard!.Read Article
 
 
 
 
Who is to Blame For the Decline in Youth Sports? (Part 3)
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I have no doubt that some parents are driving their kids away from youth sports. The “Crazy Sports Parent” has become less a caricature and more a phenomenon in the past decade. Why? Read Article
 
 
 
 
Four Times When Hard Work Doesn't Equal More Playing Time (And "Daddy Ball" is Not to Blame)
By Angela Weight

We’re told all our lives that hard work pays off…and most of the time, it does. But not always. And when it doesn’t, daddy ball unfairness is not always the problem  Read Article​