Monthly Archives: May 2018

Alex Gordon’s Tips for Better Hitting

Alex Gordon, now an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, is Nebraska born-and-raised. The Lincoln native was a star for the Husker baseball team before he was drafted after his junior year. His numbers over the last decade, at the highest level, are impressive. How has he done it? If you’ve got a bucket of […]

Is Your Softball Team Ready for Summer?

Summer, for many people, marks the return of outdoor sports. Casual games of volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and softball start up once more among friends and coworkers alike. Recreational leagues with organized teams also begin to sprout up once again. This includes the ever-popular rec softball leagues for men, women, and children alike. Is your […]

The Long History of Various Softball Sizes

The game of softball as we know it began on Thanksgiving Day in 1887. A group of Yale and Harvard graduates were gathered in Chicago to follow the annual football game between their two schools via ticker tape. As the playful jibes were flowing between the alumni, someone started throwing around a boxing glove – […]

6 Reasons To Train With Weighted Baseballs

When you sign your child up for baseball, you want them to excel on their team. You want to give them every advantage to do so. Different training programs, workouts, and baseball drills are probably showing up in all of your Google searches. How do you know the best way to improve your player’s performance? […]

8 Reasons Why Diamond Sports Are Beneficial For Kids

Is there anything better than spring in the Midwest? The grass starts turning greener, flowers start blooming, and kids start getting out of the house and playing their favorite sports or practicing with a bucket of baseballs. We may be a little biased at Decker Sports, but we believe that diamond sports, such as baseball […]