How about this for Father’s Day?

It’s coming up and you want to find something unique and surprising for dad or hubby on Father’s Day. Well, dispense with the cologne or tie, and get him something cool he’ll use when coaching that youth football, baseball, softball, basketball or soccer team. A CoachDeck! CoachDeck is a standard deck of cards containing 52 good, fundamental drills that can be turned into games kids love. Perfect for the youth, (5-14) coach on your list. Shipping turnaround is quick, (3-4 days) so there’s still time to get it before the big day!

Eighty-eight year-old Little League coach still teaches kids the game

Here is a great article about Joe Schloss from San Diego’s North Park Little League. Joe is 88 years-old and still manages a Majors team for the league. The article says he began coaching in 1966, and that he has been coaching for 60 years, so one of those two figures might not be correct, but whether it is 50 years or 60 this man is truly and inspiration and blessing to youth baseball.

My son’s coach isn’t treating him fairly

We get emails like these all the time, from parents telling us that their children are not getting fair treatment from their coach. We welcome these comments. But before sending one off to us or to your local league’s President, stop and ask a few questions first:

  • Have you been at every practice and game to know for sure that your son or daughter is giving as much effort as everyone else?
  • Are you certain that they are as talented as others who you believe are getting “preferential treatment”?
  • Has your child had any attendance issues?
  • Does your son or daughter do extra work on his or her own to improve?
  • What would the coach say if you were to ask why your child isn’t playing as much or where they would like?

There are always two sides to every story. There are always more players than spots on the field. Sometimes taking a step back and trying to be objective is better than rushing in to “defend”  your child.