When your Cleats hit the Ground! | Softball is For Girls

I’m not sure if it’s the softball pants, the jersey or the glove,But everything about you suddenly seems to glow with LOVE!I t’s in these moments at the field, you’re carefree and having fun, That confidence, happiness and beauty – join perfectly as one.

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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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