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Volume 5 Issue 2
February 2012

In This Issue
Did You Win?
Good, Bad and Boring
Consequences of Injury
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In this issue: In the second of a two-part article, Maureen Dracup provides an interesting insight on the difference between teaching players to want to win, and coaching for a victory. Brian Gotta describes the youth practices he recently encountered. And, in the fifth and final part in our series on the impact of injury on athletes, Dr. Alan Goldberg discusses how coaches should relate to those who've been injured.

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Did you Win? Dracup(Part 2)
By Maureen Dracup

I received this email from that U10 girls' coach I worked with; an update after their last game."Before our game on Saturday, I started off with telling the team that we were going to try something different today. They were going to coach themselves. I was going to watch, make substitutions and sometimes ask them questions when they came off the field. They were startled. Read Article
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Brian GottaThe Good, the Bad, and the Boring
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I happened to be at the fields of a league that had recently purchased our products to provide to their coaches. I watched parts of of three different teams' practices. What I saw was both gratifying and disappointing. Read Article

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Psychological Consequences of InjuryDr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

The fifth and final installment in a series examining what happens to athletes when they are injured. This month's segment will help coaches with the physical and mental issues faced. Read Article
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