Are you ready for some hockey?

Thankfully, the NHL season is just around the corner, (is there a better sports month than October by the way?). Everything you need to know about the upcoming season is here, courtesy of Yahoo Sports, Ryan Lambert and Puck Daddy.

CoachDeck iPhone issues

We are being told that some of you who have updated your OS are now having difficulty with your CoachDeck iPhone apps. The little feedback we are getting from Apple is that they are asking customers who are experiencing issues to contact them directly. However, we are trying to find a solution on our end as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If  you are having problems you may email us at customerservice@coachdeck.com and we’ll try our best to get you taken care of. We appreciate your patience.

Controversial soccer complex built in Kansas City

The new Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City is arguably the finest of its kind in the country. However, the $13.4 million taxpayer cost doesn’t sit well with some. Nor does the fact that the local soccer club, Brookside Soccer Club, will now have to charge its families an extra $20 per player per season and is $20-$30K in the hole because of the new field use fees. There is even a neighborhood that had been scheduled to get a sewer system built that has been put on hold. The proponent of Swope say that extra tournaments and activity will bring a huge economic benefit to the region. Read the article and see what you think. One thing that can’t be argued: It is a beautiful complex and kids will love playing at it.

Derek Jeter explains his class behavior

Recently we published an open letter to Derek Jeter, thanking him for his 20 years of class conduct on and off the field. In an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, Jeter explains why he never strayed. In part, he says, he “never wanted to embarrass his parents. “I’ve always had tried to treat people with respect, the way I wanted to be treated,” the 14-time All Star said in a “Today” show interview that aired Wednesday. “I’ve always been very cautious with what I do. I started at a young age and I’ve always had the mentality that I never wanted to embarrass my parents. That fear is still there.” Courtesy NBCNewYork.com, Cathy Rainone.

Andy Murray’s mom stands up for fitness

Our partner, PHIT America.org has released another great article about tennis great, Andy Murray’s mother and her concern for fitness levels of children in the UK. You can read the piece here.

Read this month’s OnDeck Newsletter

If  you missed them, you’ll want to read our popular OnDeck Newsletters for September. Our soccer edition features a great article on coaching and defending a breakaway, and the baseball issue contains advice for off season workouts. Enjoy!

September 2014 OnDeck Newsletter goes out tomorrow

Don’t miss the latest OnDeck Newsletter, with articles about Derek Jeter, the importance of play, and much more. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here.

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