After watching Kentucky’s entire underclassman starting five leave early for the NBA and seeing the NFL draft this past week, one wonders how much college sports is about student-athletes and how much is about money. However, the LA Time’s Bill Plaschke’s article about Azusa Pacific quarterback John van den Raadt tells a different story that illustrates the true meaning of amateur athletics.
Another new OnDeck sponsor we’re proud to introduce: Victory Custom Athletic. They are the top-of-the-line when it comes to baseball and softball uniforms, but they also offer turn-key, affordable, all-in-one packages for youth all-star teams. You can view their different all-star packages here.
We’re excited to be able to bring exposure to many new, up-and-coming companies in the sports world via our OnDeck Newsletter. The Bench Coach is another to join the ranks. The Bench Coach dugout organizer is an inexpensive and portable way to store helmets and bats in baseball and softball dugouts. Its great for coaches of teams and for leagues wanting to add a touch of class to, (and subtract clutter from) their field’s dugouts.
We’re proud to be associated with another great company – Sports Sensors, the leader in affordable doppler radars for sports applications. They produce inexpensive training aids and specialty radars for coaches, players and parents to measure speed and improve performance in the following Sports: Baseball–Ball Speed and Bat Swing Speed; Softball–Ball Speed and Bat Swing Speed; Golf–Clubhead Swing Speed and Tempo Time; Soccer–Kick Speed and Accuracy; Archery–Arrow Speed; Paintball–Ball Speed and Burst Rate-of-Fire.
If you’ve been waiting to pick up the CoachDeck Softball or CoachDeck Football apps for your iPhone, wait no longer! The full versions are up and ready for purchase. We’re still working to get the free, “Lite” versions of these two sports published, but for now, if you just want to see how they’ll look, you can download the Lite versions of baseball, soccer and basketball. We’ll update you when we get the Lite versions of football and softball up as well.