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Volume 11, Issue 6
 
 
 
 
June, 2018
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Planning those fall coaches meetings? Plan to make them special by handing every volunteer a great coach appreciation gift that doubles as a training tool. CoachDeck is packed with 52 drills that can all be made into fun games. Bring the most popular coaching resource in North America to your organization!

In this issue:
Tony Earp returns, reminding us that in an era where viewing the fanciest of trick shots and amazing dribbles is just a click away, still only one question really matters. Brian Gotta's second installment in a three part series on the decline in youth sports addresses coaches and parents. Dr. Darrell Burnett returns with a great batch of tips for youth sports coaches!


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One Question
By Tony Earp

Can you play? It is simple question and the most important one. All the evaluations and feedback, opinions about what makes up a great player, and debate about the most important skills a player can possess, all come back to that simple question.Read Article
 
 
 
 
Who is to Blame For the Decline in Youth Sports? (Part 2)
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I have no doubt that some parents are driving their kids away from youth sports. The “Crazy Sports Parent” has become less a caricature and more a phenomenon in the past decade. Why? Read Article
 
 
 
 
Setting the Tone For a Positive Experience
By Dr. Darrell Burnett

Some coaches have a difficult time handling the youth sports atmosphere, and some may underestimate their importance to their players. Read Article​