Youth baseball doing good

There can be a lot of negativity surrounding youth sports these days, what with the behavior of crazy parents and coaches. But here are two stories, one from California and another from Florida, showing that youth sports can be a vehicle for great things as well. Way to go!

TruSport Newsletter

We’ve told you before about the terrific organization, TruSport. You may want to check out their newsletter, containing articles on nine ways coaches can prevent and stop bullying, five things parents should know about energy drinks and more.

Youth soccer rift

This is one of the toughest dilemmas we’ve ever encountered. In a sixth-grade soccer league in Seattle, so many girls showed up that they needed to field two teams. In cases such as this, the league rules require that both teams be split equally from a talent standpoint. However, prior to the season, concerns were expressed that the teams were not equal. One team went 7-0-1, while the other finished 2-4-1. The parents from the undefeated team claimed the the coach was fantastic and elevated the girls to a higher level. The parents from the other teams believed they were given the short end of the stick. The league was in a tough spot because they felt they had to uphold the integrity of the rule, but at the same time didn’t relish the idea of taking anything away from the winning team. Here is an article about the story. See if you agree with how it was resolved. If you don’t, do you have a better solution?

College student wins $10,000 in tuition in incredible fashion

Bryan College Soccer player Gustavo Angel Tamayo who had no basketball experience and a broken finger wins $10k tuition by hitting a layup, a free-throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot before time expired. You’ll love the moment. Watch it here.

If you still haven’t carved your pumpkins

May we suggest these ideas? Have a safe and happy Halloween from everyone at CoachDeck!

Pumpkins

Two year-old ecstatic about Giants’ World Series win

This two year-old has waited his entire life to see the Giant’s win a World Series. Never thought he’d see the day. Funny article, courtesy of, of course, The Onion.

Healthy workers mean healthy workplace

More great stuff from our partner, PHIT America.org. According to various studies, workers who are in shape and healthy are far less likely to miss work than those who are not fit. Companies that do things such as provide healthy meals and gym memberships to workers see a productivity boost that more than offsets the associated costs. Read the article here.

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