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Volume 4 Issue 5
May 2011

In This Issue
Soccer Tournaments: My True Beliefs
When Our Heroes Fail
Goals and Expectations
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In this month's issue:
Adrian Parrish contributes one of the best articles we've ever run in OnDeck containing his thoughts on the value of youth soccer tournaments. Brian Gotta discusses what to do when our kid's sport heroes fail us off the field. And, Dr. Patrick Cohen weighs in on goals and expectations for young athletes.

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Soccer Tournaments: My True Beliefs
Adrian Parrish
By Adrian Parrish

Fact: Soccer Tournaments are not helping with the development of youth soccer throughout the US. There are lots of articles about the nation becoming overly-crazed on soccer tournaments, yet through the whole US Soccer hierarchy we keep promoting and creating more, as well as encouraging teams to participate in them. Why? Read Article
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Brian GottaWhen Our Heroes Let Us Down
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It's bound to happen. Your son or daughter's favorite players are discovered to be among the many who have done performance-enhancing drugs. Or, it could be they're a cheater of a different kind - in their marriage. Perhaps they've joined the ignominious list of athletes who've been arrested for DUI, battery or other crimes. When the "heroes" our children look up to fall from grace before our eyes, what should we tell them? Read Article
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Goals & Expectations: Do's & Don'ts

by Patrick Cohen

One of the more difficult juggling acts that you have to learn to pull off as an athlete if you want to most consistently be a peak performer is how to effectively use and balance your goals and expectations. Read Article

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