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Issue 3 Volume 2
February 2010
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Basic Coaching Concepts
Letter to Parents from a Volunteer Coach
What to Do if Your Child Gets Cut
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We hope this is an issue you'll enjoy from top to bottom.

Would you like some tips on teaching youngsters the proper techniques? We've got a great article with some bullet points you can take right to the field.
Following-up on last month's article to parents from an umpire, CoachDeck President Brian Gotta imagined what a volunteer coach might say if he were to write his thoughts to his team's parents.
And, unfortunately, in a lot of sports, this is the time of year for tryouts and cuts. If your child ever may experience the heartbreak of not making a team, our article by Dr. Alan Goldberg is a must-read.

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Basic Coaching Concepts for Children Under Nine Tom Turner
By Tom Turner

This is a continuation of last month's article and the third in a multi-part series designed to provide fundamental instruction on which technical and tactical skills coaches should be working on with their kids at each age group. Excellent information for all coaches. Read Article
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Brian GottaOpen Letter to Parents from a Volunteer Coach
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. I have received angry emails, full of "suggestions," about who should be playing where and how I lost that day's game for the kids. I thought I'd write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I'll start it this way: "I am a volunteer." Read Article
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What to Do if Your Child Gets Cut from the Team Dr. Goldberg
By Dr. Alan Goldberg

There is nothing quite as emotionally excruciating and heartbreaking as watching your own child suffer through the process of getting cut from a team that they had their heart set on making. You've watched them practice over the years to get good in their sport. You saw how hard they worked to prepare for these tryouts. You know how desperate they were to make this team. Read Article