Why I Don’t Pay for Softball – A FANSHARE

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We love our fans. And when one of our fans shared this with us, we just knew we had to share it too.  Why I don't pay for Softball.... The other night someone as me " Why do you pay so much money for your daughter to play softball?" Well I have a confession to make, I don't pay for softball. Personally, I love softball. I played as I was growing up and was excited to be able to watch my daughter play the sport that I grow to love. So if I'm not paying for softball then what am I paying for? I pay for the moments when my daughters becomes so tired she wants to quit but don't. I pay for … [Read more...]

Opinions are Like….well, you know…and everyone has one.

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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

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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

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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

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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...]