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Volume 5 Issue 12
December 2012

In This Issue
Imagination More Important Than Knowledge
Holiday Wish List
Too Much Too Soon?
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Happy Holidays from CoachDeck!

May we all enjoy this time of year with loved ones as we ready ourselves for a terrific 2013 soccer year!

In this issue: We bring you Tom Turner's third and final 

installment on the importance of imagination and creativity in soccer. Brian Gotta offers his "holiday wish list" for youth sports. And Dr. Claire McCarthy contributes an article on the pressures our kids face in youth sports. 


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"Imagination": Part ThreeTom Turner
By Tom Turner 

The Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget (1896-1980) is considered the father of children's cognitive-development theory and amongst his significant observations on how children learn are two critical ideas: the concepts of assimilation and accommodation. Read Article
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Brian GottaMy Holiday Youth Sports Wish List
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck


The holidays are upon us! This is a time to reflect on the past and look ahead with hope for a new and brighter future. Here are a few items on my holiday youth sports wish list.  Read Article 

Too Much Too Soon? McCarthy
By Dr. Claire McCarthy  

My friend Nancy went for physical therapy for her back pain the other day, and was really surprised by what she saw there: the place was full of kids. "Yeah, it's like this now," said the therapist when Nancy asked about it. "It's the sports." Read Article 
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