Volume 11, Issue 2
February, 2018
Greetings from CoachDeck!

Thousands of organizations in North America use CoachDeck. For some it's a training tool to ensure their volunteers run fun and fundamentally-sound practices. For others it's a supplement to their formal training. And still others use it as a terrific coach appreciation gift. Whatever the reason, your coaches will love it!

In this issue:
New contributor, Dan Abrahams has a message that's short and sweet, but will bring huge rewards to everyone who reads it. Brian Gotta explains how coaches can be great teachers and have fun at the same time. And, Craig Sigl continues his brilliant series on coach communication.

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Seven Crazy Quick Ideas to Improve Your Soccer Game
By Dan Abrahams

Working on your soccer psychology doesn’t need to be complicated or time consuming. I’m going to keep this brief. I’m going to keep this simple. But I promise each point works, and each point is powerful. Read Article
Make Practice Fun and Meaningful
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

There are two things that kids want from practice. They want to get better, and they want to have fun. There are many coaches who are great at teaching fundamentals, but don’t have much fun doing it. And there are other coaches who run fun practices, but don’t teach much in the way of skills. The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Coaches who make their practices enjoyable while teaching the basics usually get the most of their players.:Read Article
Coach Communication (Part Two)
By Craig Sigl

Let me just re-establish in Part Two here of this series that improving your communication with your athletes is the one area where your efforts will not be a choice between creating a fun/learning experience and striving for better wins/performance. It improves both!​​​​​​​  Read Article​