Catch Them Being Good: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls

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This guide to coaching female athletes of all ages shows how to build a team and provides invaluable advice on the differences between coaching males and females. The authors include exercises that foster teamwork and develop essential skills. They also answer parents' most common questions, such as how to tell if the coach is doing a good job and what to do if a child wants to quit. Filled with stories about the Olympic and World Cup championship teams, this useful handbook is infused throughout with DiCicco's philosophy that at every level playing soccer (or any sport) is about "playing hard, playing fair, playing to win, and having fun."

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Title Page Copyright Page Acknowledgements Introduction
My Coaching Philosophy
The New Model of the Champion
Coaching the Young Athlete
Creating Your Team
Chemistry Is a Verb
Eyes on the Prize
Catch Them Being Good
Communicating with Your Team
From Survive to Thrive
Failure as Fertilizer
Act As
Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
Is It Pressure or Is It Opportunity?
The Power of
What to Do in the Off season

Developing Selfesteem

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About the author (2003)

Tony DiCicco coached the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to the Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the World Cup Championship in 1999. He is currently the commissioner of the Women's United Soccer Association.

Dr. Colleen Hacker is the sport psychology consultant for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and a professor at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

Charles Salzberg is a magazine journalist and the author of more than fifteen books.

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