Author Archives: Decker Sports

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 […]

Where It All Started With Decker Sports : The 7.5 Inch Training Baseball

From a backyard game of catch between two brothers, our first product, the 7.5-inch training baseball, was born. From that game of catch, Decker Sports took off. We have been improving player performance in baseball and softball since 1994. At Decker Sports, we believe there is no greater connection than the human connection. Why Youth […]

Weighted Softballs

weighted softball throwing program

Weighted Softballs Weighted softballs can be the edge that you need to beat your competition, or to edge out another player for that starting roster spot. Throwing velocity, meaning the ability to throw a softball harder is a critical skill for the success of any softball player. This is true for all players, no matter […]

A Fanatic’s Guide To Baseball Spring Training

Back In The Swing Of Things: Baseball Spring Training ​It’s that time of the year again: baseball spring training. Fresh cut grass, the crack of the bat and the clay infields are all prepared for the season. No matter where you live, if you’re a baseball fan this is the best time of the year. […]

A Parent’s Source For Youth Softball Equipment

So, your daughter is growing up and is quite the young athlete, good! Where do you start as far equipment goes? Well, to help you get started, we have put together the ultimate guide to finding youth softball equipment that will be perfect for her, and also give you an idea of what youth softball equipment entails. […]

The Greatest & Most Useful Baseball Facts For Kids

​Baseball, otherwise known as ‘America’s pastime,’ is one of the most popular sports to get your kids involved in. It teaches many valuable lessons and encourages teamwork and problem-solving. If you are a kid looking to get in the game or a parent looking for more information about the sport, we have put together some […]