And we weren’t done apparently

Yesterday we told you about a Little League in Oregon that found out a board member was stealing and had essentially cleaned them out. Now, on the other side of the country, we find out it’s happened again. Come on folks, a little morality and, a little more oversight.

Another Little League theft

We hate bringing you stories like these. but unfortunately, its the world we live in. This is a league that purchased CoachDecks from us a few years back. If you’d like to help, in the article you’ll see there is a fundraising site set up to take donations.

FIFA Laws of the Game

Did you know there’s an Owners’ Manual for soccer put out by FIFA? If  you’re not sure about any rules, this is a really good place to start…and finish. It is complete, thorough and yet concise. Even the most entrenched soccer coach/admin might find a thing or two here about which they weren’t previously aware. For instance, did you know that according to the international governing body of soccer, the color of the playing surface for all games MUST be green? Those of us playing on those worn out, drought-stricken fields better get out a can of spray paint!

Little League Umpire Mechanics

Really good instructional video provided by Little League baseball which provides a 20 minute clinic on umpiring on the “small” field, (60-foot bases). This is a must-watch for any aspiring or even veteran Little League umpire. Very well done by Little League.

Tommy John and son

The L.A. Times’ Chris Erskine has delivered another strike this morning with his article about the man for whom a surgery that has resurrected thousands of baseball careers was named, and his son. The two of them are crusading to spread the word about pitching injuries, especially in young arms. Parents, might want to read this.

Surgeon General calling for more activity

Think about it: Are there times you could walk when, instead  you drive? Do you take elevators when you could take stairs? This report, brought to us by, no surprise, our partners at PHIT explains how the U.S. Surgeon General is asking Americans to make get back to a more physically active way of life. Think of all the benefits to you, (exercise, less heart disease and other illnesses) and on our world, (fewer emissions, smaller carbon footprint). In many ways the “good old days” were just that.

High schooler sets paralympic world record in the 1500

This is the 1500th post in our CoachDeck blog. And it happens to come on the 15th of the month. So we wanted to tie in 1500 somehow and thought this would be a good way to do it. Mikey Brannigan, a high school student from New York diagnosed with Autism, set the world record in the 1500 recently. You can read the article, courtesy of, here.