Six great examples of sportsmanship

From our friends at True Sport.org. These are great stories and include the likes of Rafael Nadal and Peyton Manning. Read and be inspired!

Pitcher injury prevention

This excellent article, courtesy of Dirk Chatelain and Salamanca Press discusses the problems that pitchers have as they continue to put significant stress on their arms and asks if colleges should institute a pitch count.

Congratulations to the Gators

Hat’s off to the Florida Gators men’s baseball team for winning the school’s first ever National Championship in the College World Series by defeating the LSU Tigers in Omaha.

Little League All-Star Tournaments Underway

Hard to believe it’s already that time of year but in many areas of the country Little League all-star games are beginning. As we know this tournament will culminate with eight teams from the United States and eight international teams convening in Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series. Good luck to all of our CoachDeck clients on the road to Willilamsport!

Youth baseball and softball participation rising!

After years of hearing “doom and gloom” about the declining number of kids playing baseball and softball, finally some great news. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association has released a report showing that participation levels are improving and improving dramatically. This clearly bodes well for both sports’ futures and for our nation’s youth. (Courtesy Fox Sports and Ken Rosenthal).

Back-To-Back in Pittsburgh!

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the first team this century to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions! Their 2-0 win last night over the Nashville Predators gave them a 4-2 series victory and a place in history. The NHL’s Stanley Cup is the most difficult trophy to attain in all of sports, making winning it in consecutive seasons remarkable.

Good program – great results

The P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy is one of the many inner-city youth baseball programs within the MLB Urban Youth Academy umbrella. This year, numerous participants signed to continue playing baseball in college. Thanks to MLB and P&G for bringing baseball back to places where we’ve seen it disappearing over the past decades. (Source: Cincinnati.com)