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Issue 3 Volume 12
December 2010

In This Issue
Coaches' Tool Kit
Fears of a Football Dad
Motivating Kids
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Spring seasons will be underway soon. Nothing gets those volunteer coaches more excited than a CoachDeck! Make 2011 the year you say "Thank-you" to the people who make your organization successful.

In this month's issue:
Frequent contributor, Tom Turner provides us with a beautifully-written and concise guide to coaching that is a must-read. Brian Gotta discusses the risk and reward we must weigh relative to injury in our kids' sports. And, the second in a series, Dean Herbert's article on positive motivation techniques is perfect for coaches and parents alike.

Happy New Year from CoachDeck!
Coaches' Tool Kit
Tom Turner
By Tom Turner

In only a handful of bullet-points, coaching guru Tom Turner provides essential information for running effective practices. All coaches from recreational to competitive will benefit from this simple and concise guide to ensure kids get the most from our teaching. Read Article
STOP LogoStop Sports Injuries!

Keep kids in the game for life, STOP Sports Injuries.
Visit
www.STOPSportsInjuries.org for information on preventing overuse and trauma injuries in children.
Brian GottaFears of a Football Dad
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

I have three sons who played football, and the last one just took off his pads for the final time. I am relieved. I have lived in fear of serious injury since the day they began playing the sport. But then I started doing research on some of the other sports my kids still play. Maybe I'm not out of the worrying woods just yet. Read Article
Pitch Count WatchThe PERFECT Referee Watch!

Know someone who is refereeing youth soccer? Suprise them with the perfect gift. In addition to being an attractive sports watch, the Goal Count Watch boasts a dual tally-counter for keeping score, along with a game timer mode. Delivery in 3-4 days! Visit our website
Dean Herbert

Best Practices for Motivation

by Dean Herbert

What are some ways to optimize motivation in youth? Rephrase your comments to enhance motivational environments. The key is to focus on and get your athletes to focus on the process of competing (or practice for that matter). By focusing on the right things - in the process of performing - you will optimize the opportunity for successful and desired results. Read Article

Soccer Dollar SignNeed Money for 2011?

There is no better time than now to implement the Help Kids Play Value Card Program. Why? Local merchants who can't donate sponsorships will gladly provide great discount offers. Community members who would say "no" to buying other fundraising products love saving money each time they use the card. Easy to sell. Thousands in profit. Contact info@helpkidsplay.com for a free information packet.
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