More (great) stuff for Father’s Day

Yesterday, we shared Bill Plaschke’s great article about volunteer dad coaches in honor of Father’s day. The same paper also employs one of our favorite columnists, Chris Erskine and he wrote a tear-jerker that we’d love you to read while you think about your own families. Happy Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day from CoachDeck

Hopefully, all the dads out there were spoiled rotten yesterday and had a great day. Be we think you still deserve more so we’d like to share this article from Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times which he wrote to honor the volunteer coach dad, something we’ve been doing for over a decade!

Athletes can excel in the classroom too

One of our favorites, the Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer, loves to spotlight the good in high school sports. While he covers the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, we’re certain this his uplifting message will be appreciated by all, no matter where you are.

High school basketball loyalty

In our modern era where high school players will transfer from one school to the supposedly greener pastures of another to, (they hope) better their chances of a scholarship, get more playing time, etc. the Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer salutes those who chose to stay at their schools for four years and who were rewarded.

The value of high school football

We all know that health concerns are driving down participation in football. But let’s not forget the positives playing the sport can bring. The Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer always seems to find that special story and his article about football powerhouse Corona Centennial and their coach Matt Logan is no exception. Here is guessing these young men have no regrets about playing the sport.

Staying true in high school football

Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times always, (in our opinion) has the right perspective when it comes to his reporting on high school sports. In his latest article he highlights a player on a team that has fallen on hard times, who also has the right perspective.

Hero of Chatsworth

The Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer has written yet another piece we’d love to share. This one about 94 year-old Chuck Hatfield, who helps out with the varsity baseball team, and much more.

Great article on Tommy Lasorda

Even if you don’t like the Dodgers, it is impossible not to love Tommy Lasorda. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke has written a humorous and touching piece about this national baseball treasure who is still going strong approaching his 90th birthday.

High school soccer as it should be

A couple of days ago we brought you the story of a high school basketball game gone wrong. Today we celebrate Friday with the flip-side. The Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer writes of Fremont High School (CA) soccer coach Roberto Gonzalez and the positive influence he brings to his players on and off the field.

High School Spirit Embodied

Want to read something that will motivate you, and will take you away from the anger and divisiveness swirling around our world today? The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke has just the prescription with his moving story about the Lucerne Valley High School basketball team that doesn’t win a lot of games, but will win your heart.