Today’s Quote

“A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle

Proper nutrition for youth athletes

Aour partners at STOP Sports Injuries tweeted this article by Alaina Brandenburger or CBS New York which is an important read for parents with children who play sports.

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!

Tips for avoiding heat distress

Heat illness is a serious issue, especially this time of year. Here are some tips from CoachSafely.com to help athletes a prevent overheating while playing or practicing during the dog days of summer.

Activity level of 19 year-olds akin to the average 60 year-old

That sad statistic is brought to us by our partners at PHIT America.org via a study done by the Washington Post. Isn’t 19 when we should be at our physical peak, running around having fun? According to PHIT this is a result of a combination of reduced recess time in schools, (creating sedentary habits) and increased screen time because of technology. Put down those phones and video games and get outdoors today!

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.

Two CoachDeck clients vie for historic district championship

One of our first and longest-running CoachDeck clients, Del Mar (CA) American Little League is playing tonight in the California Little League District 31 Majors Championship game with a chance to win the first-ever District Championship in league history. The league they face in the final, Encinitas Little League, is also a CoachDeck client. Good luck to both teams!