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Volume 6 Issue 2
February 2013

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The Rift
How Do You Know if You're a Good Coach?
Six Objectives for Mental Preparation
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Spring is just around the corner. That means figuring out teams, schedules, field assignments and a host of other concerns. Don't forget your coaches! Prepare them for the season and thank them for their contribution by giving them a CoachDeck!

In this issue: Tony Earp's second of two parts on how coaches and parents can better see eye-to-eye.

Want to help your coaches know how they can measure success this season? Originally published in 2008, Brian Gotta's often-read article boils it down to one simple accomplishment. And John Ellsworth provides athletes tips to ensure they're always mentally prepared. 


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The Rift Tony Earp
By Tony Earp (Part two of three) 

What is best for a player is one of the easiest things for a coach and parent to work together on, but it is probably the most common thing a coach and parent dispute. Read Article
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Brian GottaHow Do You Know if You're a Good Coach?
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

Wouldn't it be nice if there were one simple test to determine if you were a successful coach? Of course, there are many factors that go into coaching, but if there is a single thing you could do to ensure your season was measured a success, you'd want to do it, right?  Read Article 
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Six Objectives for Mental Preparation John Ellsworth
By John Ellsworth  

I have been using mental preparation strategies for my clients for many years.  There are many places a mental preparation strategy can and will work.  Students use them to prepare for a critical exam. Athletes use them to prepare for a game or performance, and business executives can use them before they deliver a very important presentation. Read Article 
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