Tag Archives: softball

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 […]

What are 52/300 core softballs?

If you’re not an expert in the sport, you may think all softballs are created equally. We forgive you! It’s a big yellow ball that doesn’t seem very complicated. There’s actually quite a bit going on under the surface One of our premier products are our Decker ASA Big Shark 12″ Super Grip 52/300 softballs. […]

Why you need the right softball apparel

Sports are one of the absolute best things about summer. Pickup basketball in the driveway, games of catch in the backyard, or softball games at the nearest park diamond are all popular activities. Getting outside and enjoying the weather with friends is all that matters! Softball is a somewhat unique sport in all of this. […]

The baseball facts you didn’t know

Baseball and its sibling, softball, are some of America’s dearest pastimes. Every season, more and more children make their first forays into sports by playing tee-ball or other varieties of youth baseball. Once they start playing the game, most become interested enough to want to learn more about the game. Baseball at the highest level […]

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 – […]

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 […]