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Volume 6 Issue 6
June 2013

In This Issue
I Want to Play in College
Different Model
Boosting Confidence
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Think back to when you were coaching for the first time. Would you have liked a CoachDeck to help you come up with creative ideas for practices? If the answer is "Yes!" consider providing our decks for your coaches this fall!

In this issue: Even parents of young children will want to read Tony Earp's first in an excellent three-part series about playing soccer in college. Brian Gotta wonders if we can learn anything from a different kind of youth sports league that's been in place for over 50 years. And Dr. Patrick Cohn is back with a terrific article helping us understand how to give children more confidence on the field.  


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I Want to Play in College Tony Earp
By Tony Earp  

You have been working your heart out since you were very young and you have got to a point where you are able to consider the option to play college soccer. It is something very special and an amazing experience for those who are lucky enough to get a chance. Now, the next point is deciding where you want to play and how.  Read Article 
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Brian GottaA Different Model for Youth Sports
By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

We recently donated a quantity of CoachDecks to the Wildcat Baseball League in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a young boy, I played in this league, and then I worked for seven summers through high school and college as a Wildcat coach. I began to think about how different Wildcat is from conventional baseball and soccer leagues in which I've been involved. And I wonder if we could learn from what sets them apart. Read Article 
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Boosting Kids' Confidence on Game Day
Dr. Cohn
By Dr. Patrick Cohn    

We often see kids who excel in practice, but freeze up during games. This can be frustrating and confusing for parents and coaches. What's going on in the young athlete's mind and what can sports parents and coaches do about it?
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