What If WE Fail? | Fastpitch Softball

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When we first set up our Facebook page and website, we were driven with an immense amount of passion. It was our goal to create a community of like minded folks, whose main interest was to empower all the characters in the fast pitch theater, from and especially the athletes to the parents and coaches alike. Time went on, and the brand SOFTBALL IS FOR GIRLS, has turned into a 50 hour per week job. Sometimes making money along the way and sometimes not. And as things go with the internet and Facebook, and all things online, big companies hoping to profit from small businesses like us have … Continue Reading...

The Softer Side of Softball

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Its a funny thing about softball. One moment you are immersed in the highly competitive and thrilling world of fastpitch softball, and the next you realize that this game is REALLY about a bunch of brave little girls. Here's the thing about softball that we often forget... These girls out there, they are someone else's daughter. Each and every girl that steps on the field has people who love her just as much as we love our own kids. Every girl that steps up to the plate, has someone cheering for her to do well and succeed, a parent who says a quick prayer that she will get on base and … Continue Reading...

The Nice LIST – SIFG Helping JDRF

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Its November.  For many Novembers, this time of year was of no real significance to us at Softball Is For Girls. It was a time of year where we planned for the upcoming holidays, moved our softball practices indoors, and said a sad goodbye to the weekend tournaments. But this November, its a little different. November, is also Type 1 Diabetes awareness month and this November is our first time living with a 12-year-old Type 1 Diabetic, who also happens to play competitive softball. We told you our story a few weeks back, a frightening hospital stay and quick diagnosis that would change … Continue Reading...

Lessons From the Bench!

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The bench. The pine. That little aluminum seat inside the dugout where you can often find downtrodden girls (and aggravated parents) who dream of being on the brick-dust and often start to feel 'less than adept' because they sit there so often. Parents hate the bench. And so do most kids. If you are on a travel or select team, and your daughter is constantly on the bench, you should likely start looking for a team that will EMPOWER her. If you aren't the best player on a team, that's okay - everyone starts somewhere. Having better players can be motivational. But at the same time in … Continue Reading...

The Truth ABOUT Outfielders

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We love outfielders! Its high time that people stop thinking of the outfield as a punishment, or a place to hide less adept players. Truth is they are the last line of defense a team has! Today we re-share the truth about outfielders. Please share with your parents, and fans and especially those girls trusted enough to grace the green with their cleats. You or your daughter is an outfielder. Congratulations to you! (SIFG HAS UPGRADED THEIR OUTFIELDER SHIRT JUST FOR YOU!)  That meas that your daughter is likely extremely athletic, quick, has an amazing glove, and has proven herself to be … Continue Reading...

My Daughter Plays Softball (AND She’s Terrible!)

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SIFG prides itself on respecting and empowering ALL the players of fastpitch! We realize the varied levels that are out there, and for some reason there is often a wave of judgment that seems to exist in regard to those different levels of play. Select, elite, Gold, A, showcase (whatever word used in your area) players and parents often feel superior to those that are playing local, rec, B or C, copper (or whatever word is used in your area) Many times, the girls that just play for the fun of the game, who don't take lessons, who show up for an hour to run around and play with their friends … Continue Reading...

Safety, Softball & Facemasks

We get lots of face-mask questions. Should my daughter wear a mask? Do outfielders really need a face-mask to play in the outfield? Do college coaches look down on those that wear face-masks? My daughter is not comfortable wearing a face-mask, but her coach thinks she should? My daughter is only 8 and the balls aren't hit very hard yet, does she really need a face-mask? We also have tons of people who say things like "That's what the glove is for, or my daughter learns proper technique therefore she doesn't need a face-mask." The face-mask issue is always one that causes a great divide … Continue Reading...

My Softball Player is BETTER than YOURS is!

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"I'll be honest. My softball playing beast of daughter is BETTER than yours is. She hits better, fields better, runs better, works harder, makes fewer errors and even has a better attitude than your daughter does.  She is better." How would you feel if a parent (or coach) just outright said that to you? Chances are you would be pretty peeved, and wouldn't think very much of the person who spewed the better speech. And even if it was all true, that the kid in question was better, the most natural human reaction would be to somehow feel angry, slighted and spiteful and you would remember … Continue Reading...

Need Fastpitch Softball Funding? Meet ‘WIll Work 4 Dirt’ by SIFG

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Softball fundraising is HUGE! Every year, as coaches and parents are getting their teams together or planning for a world series or showcase event, the tedious task of formulating team dues and costs becomes the focus of the team (and parents) And like most things, each year the costs go up, up, up! Teams vie for indoor facilities complete with heat or air conditioning, and the newest Boombah uniforms. Then of course, there are bats, and balls, line up cards, gloves and mitts, BATS (BATS BATS AND MORE BATS), tournament and sanction fees, traveling expenses, more uniform and cleat … Continue Reading...

When all that Matters is Fastpitch Softball

It's so very easy for many of us to take for granted this game that we love. For parents, players, coaches and fans of fastpitch softball - it seems as if our lives are taken over by the sport. In today's ultra competitive world of youth sports, so many kids lock and load on one sport and try to perfect the game at a young age in the hopes of gaining some sort of collegiate scholarship. Truth is, most of our girls just love to play this game that so perfectly blends individual skill and team talent with just the right amount of female camaraderie and socialization! We never stop and think what … Continue Reading...

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