Little League state tournaments in full swing

No pun intended, but Little League’s have moved through the exciting district championship round and state tournaments are taking place around the country. Every team still alive has that dream trip to Williamsport and the Little League World Series in mind. Good luck to all CoachDeck clients! We will update you later with results from some of our customers!

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College football cupcakes

John Coon of Athlonsports.com has ranked the ten most embarrassing “cupcake” or mismatch games of the upcoming 2018 season. And this doesn’t even include Incarnate Word vs. New Mexico. Wouldn’t it be great if one of these teams pulled an upset? Schedule up if you want to go to the playoff!

Are punishment drills a productive coaching tool?

From our friends at TrueSport.org:

Do you make your team run laps as punishment?

Using exercise as a form of consequence isn’t a new tactic in coaching. But is it an effective and healthy tool?

Framing physical activity as fun, instead of punishment, can offer long-term benefits. Check out these alternatives to using exercise as punishment in your sport.

Must be that time of the year

Yes, Little League all-stars are in full swing and we have a controversy to bring you. Two “rival’ Little Leagues (is that an oxymoron?) are at odds over the eligibility of several all-star players. When private investigators get involved, you know it’s serious business. Courtesy NBC San Diego.com

Little League snack bar ransacked

Well, this might sound like a sad story, and in many ways it is, but there is redemption. The Vista National Little League snack bar was broken into and ransacked recently but, as often happens in these situations, the incident brought out the best in others. Volunteers spent hours cleaning and repairing and a local company called, Eat Clean Meal Prep has stepped up to help restock! You can go to the Vista National website and donate if you’d like to help from afar.

Overuse Injuries

We keep harping on this, but it is true. Sports specialization leads to overuse injuries. This courtesy of our friends at STOP Sports Injuries.org. Make sure young athletes diversify to minimize these occurrences.

What age is the right age to join club sports?

We get asked this question frequently. Club soccer, club baseball, travel basketball? How young is too young and what age is correct?