OnDeck
Soccer
 
 
 
 
Volume 12, Issue 8
 
 
 
 
August, 2019
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

It's not too late to order the best combination training tool and coach appreciation gift available! Every coach loves a CoachDeck and letting players draw a card off the deck to choose a fun new drill is the perfect way to spice up training!


In this issue:
Dan Abrahams is spot-on with great advice to help players see more and react quicker. Brian Gotta explains why "great" coaches are not necessary for great results. And Dr. Alan Goldberg touches on a question many parents ask.


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Be a Quick Thinker
By Dan Abrahams

Soccer is a game of speed. But not in the traditional sense of the word. Pace will always play a part in the beautiful game, but I‟m not on about quick feet. I‟m talking about a quick mind. I‟m referring to nimble thinking. A footballer should live, breathe and sleep speed of thought. Here‟s a simple way to improve it. Read Article
 
 
 
 
When Goodness Becomes Greatness
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Our primary mission at CoachDeck is clear. We want to create an environment that leads to more kids playing youth sports. We try to accomplish this through youth league administrators and parents, but mostly through volunteer coaches. And it might surprise you to hear us say coaches don’t need to be “great” to do good.  Read Article
 
 
 
 
Why Won't My Child Let Me Coach Him?
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

A lot of parents start off by coaching their own children. This is a very difficult balancing act to pull off. VERY DIFFICULT! I recently was asked a question about this by a coach-father who noticed that he was being much harder on his son than the other players.  Read Article