OnDeck
Soccer
 
 
 
 
Volume 10, Issue 9
 
 
 
 
September, 2017
 
 
 
 
Greetings from CoachDeck!

What can be used "on the fly" with no studying required? What would be a livesaver to a "fill-in" coach when the head coach is absent? What can be divided up among several helpers to break teams into smaller groups? What makes practice fun? If you answered, "CoachDeck" to every question, you're correct!

In this issue:
Lured by the siren call of a coach who says he can get your player a scholarship to college? Tony Earp has some advice. Brian Gotta looks back on some very young players he observed several years ago and wonders where they are now. And we love messages that apply to young athletes but which can also pertain to adults as well. Craig Sigl returns with just that. Read and be inspired!


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When a Coach Promises College Scholarships
By Tony Earp

Run. No, seriously, run as fast as you can in the other direction. Like a late night TV ad on how you can get rich quick if you follow a simple 3 step plan, you NEED to change the channel. Read Article
 
 
 
 
Where Are They Now?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

It's been almost four years since I wrote an article entitled, Everyone Calm Down, which went viral. In it, I related an experience of walking past a youth soccer game and seeing some very bad behavior from the parents on the sideline. The other day I was thinking about those parents and those kids and it got me wondering where they are now.:Read Article

 
 
 
 
Decision Declaration
By Craig Sigl

I’ve worked with countless youth, college, and pro baseball players over the years and I am shocked at how few of them have taken advantage of a very simple, yet powerful mental tool to get their play to the next level.  Read Article​