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Frank DeChellis
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It's time to cut your BEST player
Now that I have your attention ūüĎä With the recent passing of Dick Bate , I was reminded of something he said to us while he was still in Canada, as the CSA Technical Director : "The best coaches lose their best players." In February 2006, we had Coach Bate ...
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Are you TRULY in tune with the tryout process?
You were awarded the team and your first advertisement goes out.  "TRYOUTS.  Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm Blah Blah Blah" Chances are, if you're reading this, you coach an amateur team that belongs to a club or educational institution. What is your job during try...
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The importance of being yourself when you coach.
In any activity where you are the leader in a situation such as coaching or teaching, a major part of your apprenticeship is being encouraged to "be yourself". Sounds easy, doesn't it? BE.  YOURSELF.  Ya, simple. Since 1988, I have been coaching non-stop an...
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The Danger of Consolidating Players Too Early
"The best players need to play together."  Do they?  Maybe, but when? Let me offer some disclosure so you know my mind set.  I am not a fan of recruiting. For your personal trophy case and perhaps your coaching resumé, consolidating the best players in your...
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