To My Daughter Who Did NOT make “THE” team! | Softball is For Girls

Dearest Daughter…So you did not make the team; I watched you meticulously pick out matching softball outfits to wear for the tryouts. We bought new cleats and practiced for weeks and weeks ahead of time. Ground balls, and hitting, and fielding and pop flies galore. You have grown so much in your softball ability over…

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Happiness Is | Softball Is For Girls

For parents, it’s sometimes so easy to spend our time worrying and stressing about the ‘struggles.; The team drama, the playing time, what we feel is fair and unfair, bad calls and bad luck. It’s easy to worry about the money, what the best thing to do for our daughter is, and to feel frustrated…

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5 Things the Scorebook Misses | Softball is For Girls

WIns and losses, and on base percentages don’t tell the entire story. Each game,each tournament there are some things that players do that make all the difference in the mental strength and confidence. These are just some of the things the scorebook leaves out.

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Respect the Dirt | Softball is For Girls

The school my children attend, recently completed the construction of a new gymnasium at the high school to the tune of 7.2 million dollars. 7.2 MILLION DOLLARS! For a place to run and play sports in. A place to have pep-rallys. Yeah, it’s nice…but 7.2 million dollars?????? This sparked our curiosity and we started doing…

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One Important Trait of SUCCESSFUL SOFTBALL PITCHERS

Pitching. Pitchers. Softball Pitchers. What we have found is that pitchers are a tenacious bunch of girls. They tend to be the perfectionists, the “OCD kids”, the able to withstand great pressure but also put THEMSELVES  under great pressure kiddos. Above so many things, we have found that there is one common thread of successful softball…

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Youth Athlete is Miserable and Fails

Youth athletics. Sigh. What a mess it has become. Dead are the days of recreation athletics and low pressure games where parents are just happy to see their kids outside, playing a game with their friends. Now youth athletes are under soooo much pressure. It’s become a job. And unfortunately, parents who claim to not…

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Fan Question Friday – ‘Softball is For Girls’ Answers

          SHIRT SALE GOING ON NOW! Many Designs JUST $16!    On any given day, SIFG receives an overwhelming amount of emails with fan questions, fan-shares and other awesome things related to softball! We love them – so keep them coming. We typically post them to the group and let the…

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Your Life on Softball!

What are YOUR weekends made of?  Pop Up Tents, and Dollars spent.  Alarm CLOCKS and stinky SOCKS! Cracking bats and friendly chats. Flip flop Tans, and excited fans.  Cheering crowds and watching clouds. Fold up chairs and moments shared.  Long nights, hot days! Portable heaters and RAIN delays! Cooler FOOD and fingers crossed. Losses and…

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Six Simple WORDS Your Softball Player NEEDS to Hear

What SIX SIMPLE WORDS DOES YOUR LITTLE DIAMOND DIVA REALLY NEED TO HEAR? On the SIFG Facebook page, we are inundated with questions and rants from parents and even from players, about the problem with parents on the field.  Let’s be honest!  None of us are ALWAYS  flawless spectators.  We all, as adults get emotional,…

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6 Things to Remember this Saturday | Softball is For Girls

It’s Friday night. If you are playing this weekend, that means you have checked the weather a zillion times, have ran to the store, loading up on waters and snacks for the day, checked the weather again, made sure the uniform was somewhere you could find it in the wee hours of dawn when its…

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Should Pitchers Throw Batting Practice?

This is one of the most common fan questions we get in regard to pitching. It comes in several forms. The first being, “Our pitchers dont throw batting practice during team practice. Shouldn’t our team learn to hit off live pitching?” The second being, my daughter throws multiple times per week, and then at practice…

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Why I Wish She Wore a Facemask – A fanshare

My name is Zoe, and I am 16 year old fastpitch player. I am a power hitter. I normally hit in the 3-5 spot, because my coaches pretty much trust me to hit the ball HARD, and move runners around. When I am not hitting, I play catcher and as you may know, I wear…

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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…

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