Category Archives: Life

Living a balanced athletic life

There are numerous mental health advantages to sports participation! Organized team sports (or even recreational pick-up games) boost your self-confidence and improves focus in other areas of life. Sports also do a great job of teaching teamwork, discipline, and responsibility – especially for children. Still, it takes serious commitment and focus to cope with a […]

Building the right on-field mentality for baseball or softball

on-field mentality

For many sports, including baseball and softball, it’s not just about the physical training and staying fit. It’s about mental fitness too. After all, the functions which our body functions are first instigated by the mind, right? Keeping your mind fit to win the game Research shows that many great athletes have been defeated, while […]

Habits of Elite Athletes

Do you have the habits of an elite athlete?

What separates the best athletes from the average ones? What does it take for an athlete to rise above the rest?  It is more than just a game. Sports encompass physical health, mental health and discipline. By developing the habits of elite athletes, your capabilities can be influenced in the right direction. What do some of […]

Exercises and drills to build pitching skills

The speed of a baseball pitch showcases the quality of the pitcher.  In order to improve the speed, most think a pitcher has to do workouts. This does increase the muscle strength of biceps and triceps, but pitching is all about the strength in the arm. Biceps and triceps are isolated muscles. If you want […]

Omaha’s College World Series begins Friday

Summer is here, and baseball is in the air once again! Every year, the country’s baseball fans turn their eyes toward Omaha, and Omaha turns its eyes to the field downtown. The annual College World Series tradition is something almost all Omahans hold fondly in one way or another. Rosenblatt Stadium is no more, but […]

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 […]