Watching Fast Pitch Makes Me FEEL…..

Amidst the drama and struggles that come along with fast pitch, it is often easy to forget just how blessed we are! It’s not every parent that gets to spend most weekends WITH their daughters, taking part in watching them do what they love. Watching them literally grow up right before their eyes, from teeny…

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My Daughter is Perfectly Average | Softball is for Girls

ALL POSITION SHIRTS ARE BACK UP AT THE STORE FOR A LIMITED TIME!  1st, 2nd, 3rd, SHORTSTOP, catcher, pitcher, outfielder, slapper, hitter! They are all UP!              When it all started out, I have to admit I thought my daughter was a super star. Like seriously the best ball player…

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She’s a Shortstop Dangit! | Softball is for girls

Free Shipping ALL Weekend LONG! Use Code Freeship at www.store.softballisforgirls.com Let’s just speak hypothetical for a moment. Your daughter is a junior in High School and the head coach of (insert any of the best SEC Division 1 schools names here) watchers her play. Your daughter played a great game at short stop. After the…

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Meeting Mrs. Judy | softball is for girls

If you’ve spent more than 30 minutes at a softball tournament, then you know first hand that it’s pretty easy to recognize the team camps. Usually set up in the early hours of the day, and dedicated by team colors, these camps move seamlessly from field to field during the day. By midway through the…

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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…

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When the BEST, Isn’t? | fastpitch softball

Youth sports is a hodge-podge of things all wrapped into one. When you have so many adults with tightly held vested interests and a bunch of kids in a competitive venue, and all sorts of different ideals on everything from participation awards, to work ethic…there’s no chance that you will escape without grievances. So it…

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

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…

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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…

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Quitting the Softball Team!

So you want to quit your team? Things just aren’t working out like you had hoped they would. Maybe you were made to think one thing, and another ‘thing’ happened. Maybe the coach turned out to be a real turd, or some of the parents are mean and cold-hearted, or there was too much drama,…

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The Heart and Soul of Fastpitch Softball

If you are a fan of our facebook page, it is obvious that fastpitch softball reaches a ton of girls from all over the country, who play at all levels of the game. On any given Saturday, a fan of ours is playing anything from a 7 game guarantee select ball tournament 2 states away…

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What Happened to My Softball Player?

Just last week, we received a fan question on our “Ask the Coach,” forum. And it was a good one. One, that each of us as parents of athletes have asked ourselves from time to time. For years, (or months) our daughter was amazing, and then suddenly – one day, she seems more like a…

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3 Tips for Boosting Self Confidence in Your Softball Player

It has been said, over and over again “Girls need to feel good to play good,” where as boys “Need to play good to feel good.” And for many fastpitch parents and coaches, and girls – one of the biggest obstacles to success is self-doubt, or a lack of self-confidence or insecurity. The question therein becomes,…

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“WE” versus “HER” – Softball Parenting

We got perhaps the BEST fan question ever last week. A fan question, that each of us as adults, and parents HAS to at least ask ourselves from time to time. When it comes to softball, and softball parents and players – most of us identify the it as a “WE” relationship.  But is it REALLY…

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Keeping Your Fastpitch Softball Girl Healthy!

One of the forgotten aspects of fastpitch softball players is the importance of conditioning and over all health not just DURING the season, but as part of a lifestyle. Even more important is that the payoff for a young girl who is TAUGHT to pay attention to her overall health and wellbeing ALL THE TIME is…

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Watered Down Fastpitch

There’s no doubt that all of the rule changes in college and professional sports have definitely watered down the game. And as fastpitch softball becomes more prevalent and popular, slowly but surely making its way eastward from the West Coast, the rules and regulations are certain to be next up for scrutiny. (In many places,…

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