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On any given weekends, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who wake up early enough to see the sun (and they don't have to), get dressed in itchy softball pants, endure nagging from their parents who unwittingly lose their weekends and end up spending too much money on food and waters and necessities to fill a cooler in order to watch their beloved play softball. This is a beautiful thing! The growth of this sport is amazing and wonderful. One of the best things that parents can do, is keep their girls involved in wholesome, healthy activities that spike self-confidence and keep them … [Read more...]

Handcuffed | Fastpitch Softball


There's an interesting thing going on in girls fast-pitch today, that seems to be a double edged sword for coaches, parents and players alike. Even so, if you sit back with an open mind and truly look at the dynamic within a team - you will see that there is a lot of handcuffing going on. Some may call this 'handcuffing' as politics, while others see it as simply fairness. Others may see it as ignorance that costs coaches games, and still others will see it as simply the unfair politics that has seemingly taken over youth sports. Unfortunately, it can be all of these things. And even … [Read more...]

Playing Fastpitch with Fear


If you have played fast-pitch long enough(or have a daughter that does) you should realize that softball is largely a game of failures. While the ULTIMATE goal, may be perfection - a game with absolutely no errors, where no batter strikes out or gets thrown out, where pitchers don't walk a single batter, or ever have a ball hit out of the park on a ball they left hanging a little too high over the heart of the plate...this goal of perfection, is an unrealistic one. Perfect games are nearly unheard of at any level of play. If they were, softball wouldn't be much of … [Read more...]

Play Softball Anyway | fastpitch softball

play anyway

The softball world often takes on a life of its own. Its full of trials and tribulations, friends and families, disappointments and joys. Often, at SIFG we say that coaching softball, that parenting softball players, that playing softball is not really about the sport - but about LIFE itself. So many of the most important lessons in life are learnt through sport. This sport. What we notice so often is that there are a lot of kids today who do not get what they want, or parents today who aren't happy with a situations and often look to quitting as the best option. We disagree. If it were up … [Read more...]

A Fan Question & an Unpopular Answer


We receive hundreds of fan questions per week. Mostly, we post them to our facebook page in the hopes that our compassionate, experienced and amazing fan base of over 90K FANS will answer them considerately and honestly. Every once in a while, we get fan questions that truly ignite a lot of feelings. Just last week, we received one from a mother of an 8-year-old who had been playing with a team of girls for a while, and who was recently cut from her team. And the girl....the LITTLE girl...the child, felt betrayed by the people (both adults and children) she felt were her extended family, … [Read more...]