Can’t get enough Olympics?

So far, the 2016 summer games have been spectacular with nary a mention of any of the issues swirling around Rio’s preparation and readiness for the games. So, forget all that, sit back and watch and enjoy! Here’s where  you can see everything you need to know about the competitions, including live-streaming events and full schedules.

Olympics end early for some

Hopefully, you have been or are catching Olympic fever. The Olympics are an incredible display of human spirit and tenacity. But sometimes we don’t take time to think about the human beings performing in their athletic events and the time, the sacrifices and the epic importance their competing has in their lives. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke is right on point with this article about sisters Courtney and Kelley Hurley, Olympic fencers whose games were over before most of us knew they’d started.

Coach tirade caught on camera

Coach Trent Holbrook shows us the less pleasant side of youth travel baseball. You can see his post tirade interview here. One thing to note: These summer “tournaments” and games at the high school level are next to meaningless. There is no real benefit to winning or losing, the games are played primarily for experience….and fun?

Watch Martial Arts instructor help young boy in tears

There are so many layers to this video, especially if you watch to the end. Hats off to the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy and what they are accomplishing with the young men they are mentoring. Incredibly uplifting.

Congratulations to Scarborough Little League

This year’s state champions from Maine! Scarborough became a client of our for both our baseball and softball decks in 2015. We wish them luck in the New England State Tournament on the road to Williamsport and the Little League World Series!

Dale Rules!

Those of you who follow our blog know that our partner, PHIT America.org has a passion for exercise, fitness and activity. They are trying to combat the “Obesity Pandemic” facing America. Well they’ll love Dale Rule’s story. In an effort to combat his own obesity problem and raise awareness for the need for adults to get moving, he embarked on a walk from Seaside, OR to San Diego, CA, arriving at his destination yesterday. Dale Rule has lost 140 lbs since he began his fitness mission and we congratulate him.

Two more CoachDeck clients are state champs

Lot’s of leagues that have bought decks from us in the past are thriving in the national Little League all-star tournament. Eight regional tournaments are about to get underway in the U.S. and state champions are heading to tournament sites with the dream of making it to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. Two more clients of our have punched their ticket to the Regional: Coon Rapids Little League in Minnesota and Kearny Little League from Nebraska won their state tourney’s. Good luck at the next level!

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