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Issue 3 Volume 1
January 2010
In This Issue
Basic Coaching Concepts
Dear Parent of a Little Leaguer
Getting Parents to Work With You
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Please enjoy the information in this month's issue. We've got big things, including a new CoachDeck for Football, coming soon. Thank you for your support of CoachDeck!
 Basic Coaching Concepts for Children U-7 through U-9   Tom Turner
By Tom Turner

This is the second in a multi-part series designed to provide fundamental instruction on which technical and tactical skills coaches should be working on with their kids at each age group. Excellent information for all coaches. Read Article
 Our Mission? Help Kids Play
There's an easy and effective way to make up any shortfalls in your club's finances. Talk to the fundraising experts and Help Kids Play and be on your way to achieving all of your financial goals. Email or visit our website at
 Brian GottaDear Parent of a Little Leaguer  
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

This story, written by an unknown author, will make readers think twice about criticizing officials in youth sports. Even though it is written by a baseball umpire. I recommend this article be mandatory reading for the coaches and parents in your organization. Read Article
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 Getting Parents to Work With You Dr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

Believe it or not, 99% of all parents out there are sane and workable. If you want to be a successful coach you have to deliberately make an effort to train them. The following is a list of strategies and ideas that will help you in this endeavor. Read Article
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KickSpeed Radar
The KickSpeed Radar uses proven Doppler radar technology to assist teaching soccer kick accuracy and power! Your players will love it and it is affordable! Learn More