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Volume 6 Issue 11
November 2013

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Coach Development
Worst Coach I Ever Had
Nightmare Sports Parent
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In this issue:
Do you sometimes utilize the "Stop and Freeze" method of instruction? Dave Simeone is back with a terrific article that will enlighten all coaches. Brian Gotta relates the story of a coach from his childhood who we might not want to emulate. And Steve Henson's second installment on the difference between a nightmare sports parent and a good one can't be missed!  


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Coach Development Dave Simeone
By Dave Simeone     

A remarkable amount of time now goes into structured programming. The reasons for this vary. There's the issue of insufficient free play that turns into structured play time. This moreover eliminates younger kids playing with older, wiser and more sophisticated players. This has an impact on players' technical capability. Read Article
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Brian GottaFirst (and Worst) Coach I Ever Had
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

During my childhood and into high school I played a variety of sports and was on many teams. Through all of those teams, both recreational and school-affiliated, I had some average coaches, some good ones, and a few who were excellent. But I also had one really poor one. And he happened to be my very first coach ever. Read Article 
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What Makes a Nightmare Sports Parent...and What Makes a Great One (Part 2 of 2)
By Steve Henson

Nearly 75 percent of kids who play organized sports quit by age 13. Some find that their skill level hits a plateau and the game is no longer fun. Others simply discover other interests. But too many promising young athletes turn away from sports because their parents become insufferable. Read Article 
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