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Volume 5 Issue 9
September 2012

In This Issue
Four Components of Club Soccer
May We All Hear This
Are You Burned Out?
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In this issue: In the second of a two-part series, Dave Simeone provides us with the remaining cornerstones to club soccer. Brian Gotta shares a story from a coach who will always remember a player's two simple words. And Dr. Alan Goldberg examines signs of burn out in young athletes.

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Four Components of Club Soccer (Part 2)Dave Simeone
By Dave Simeone

Last month, we examined two of the four necessary components in club soccer, which were: Organization, Planning and Leadership, and Facilities. Next we examine the final two: Staffing and Programming: Read Article
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Brian GottaMay We All Hear This
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

In our previous issue we told you about the "My Positive Experience" page that Cheyenne Little League in Nevada added to their website, allowing parents and coaches to relate great things they'd seen or experienced in the league. A coach posted something that really caught my attention. If this doesn't sum up why we're involved with youth sports, I don't know what does. Read Article

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Are You Burned Out? Dr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

Have you been having particular trouble lately in your sport? Is it hard for you to get as excited and enthusiastic as you once did when you first got hooked on and began participating in your sport? Have you forgotten what it's like to actually have FUN whenever you train or compete? Have your practices turned into heavy-duty drag-fests which consistently weigh you down? Read Article
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