Skip Black Friday – shop at Upstart Sports!

If you’ve sworn off the shopping crowds today, you can still get some great deals on sports products with just a few clicks of the mouse at Upstart Sports! Bangerz baseball eye wear will make every player smile this season. And, with the money you save you can throw in a new wood bat from Old Hickory. There’s so much more to find at Check them out and take care of the player and coach on your list!

Happy Thanksgiving from CoachDeck

Happy Thanksgiving to all our customers and everyone involved in youth sports, from CoachDeck.

Pre-Thanksgiving soccer feel-good story

The Taunton (MA) Eagles Soccer Club began a tradition several years ago of feeding a Thanksgiving meal to the needy. This article from the Taunton Daily Gazette tells the story of the club’s desire to spread holiday cheer.

Some good news about fitness

Our partners at PHIT have brought us a recap of a great article by Rachel Bachman published in the Wall Street Journal. This study explains that the next fitness boom is coming from colleges and universities. Schools are increasingly improving and adding fitness facilities, and finding students are using them eagerly. The result? Better GPA’s, more self-confidence and less stress. Read PHIT’s synopsis here.

Two vines to start your week

Not sure what it is about this clip of Tim Tebow bringing a woman to tears when he hands her a slice of cake, but it’s worth watching. And, cool moment when JaVale McGee of the Nuggets takes a break from the game to show affection to a grandmother in the crowd.

Welcome new advertiser, Upstart Sports!

We’re proud to welcome the most exciting and innovative new product line to come along in some time, Upstart Sports!. You’ll love their array of up-and-coming products for baseball, soccer and virtually every other sport. Get ice wraps, wood bats, fielding and batting gloves, soccer nets, lacrosse goals, sunglasses and much more at tremendous prices. Just in time for your holiday shopping!

Parent with child playing competitive basketball final thoughts

Yesterday’s post was not quite the end of the story for the mom who had entered her young daughter into a competitive basketball league as her first experience with team sports. She got back to us with a happy resolution to the situation. We wish them both the best of luck.

Thank you, I took your advice and signed her up for a rec league in Jan.  And by the way she played in a tournament game (since they were up by 10) and although she doesn’t know the plays she made a basket.  That was great.

I will remember what you wrote tho.. about, not paving the path for her but for showing her the path to take.  Or something like that.

Have a good one.