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Volume 4 Issue 6
June 2011

In This Issue
Purpose of Juggling
Origins of Coach
Making of a Champion
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In this month's issue:
Have you ever wondered what the purpose of practicing juggling was? You may be surprised how many aspects of the game it addresses, as Adrian Parrish points out in his latest article for OnDeck. We reprint an article from Brian Gotta discussing the origins of the word, "Coach" and how that applies to what we do on the field with kids. And, our newest contributor, Dr. Jim Taylor, provides tremendous insight on how parents can best support athletic kids.

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The Purpose of Juggling
Adrian Parrish
By Adrian Parrish

Coaches will often request that their players practice and perform juggling skills/exercises during downtime at practice sessions or even ask for them to develop this skill at home. But why is it required of a player to execute such a skill considering it is very rarely, if at all, used in games? Read Article
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Brian GottaWhy Do You Coach?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

You may find it interesting to examine the origins of the word, "Coach". The word originates in England, from "coach" as in "carriage"; a vehicle that transports one from where they are now, to where they want to be. University students in 19th century England likened their instructors to carriages, "guiding" the students through their classes and exams. Read Article

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Jim Taylor

The Making of a Champion

by Dr. Jim Taylor

I was asked recently by a sports parent, "What does it take to make a champion?" I thought for a moment and then responded with three words: "Genes, motivation, and support." So let's explore these three essential components to athletic success. Read Article

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