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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When My Daughter Comes up to Bat | Softball is for Girls

Oh My God, how many outs do we have? Two outs. Are you serious????? Oh God,(folding head into hands) why does she always come up to bat when there are two outs with people on base? This is ridiculous, oh please, I hope she doesn’t miss. If she misses we are definitely going to lose this game. Wasn’t she up to bat last time we had two outs? This is crazy. What’s the score?

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And God Made a Softball Player

With just enough dirt from the earth, and a little sweat from the sea
Just enough soft from the clouds, and a sturdy branch from a tree.
A little grass stain here and some blood for a bruise
He made a girl who’d accomplish anything in life she would choose.

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An Open Letter from a Once Entitled SOFTBALL Player

I also never learned that at some point…(and not soon enough in my case) your weaknesses would show up. Your lacks will reveal themselves. Others will see them and nothing will be able to save you. And all that entitlement – for all those years….isn’t worth a damn.

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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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The Softball Moms Prayer | Softball is for Girls

The Softball Moms Prayer Dear Lord,  Thank you for allowing my daughter to play such an amazing game!  I am grateful to watch her play and cherish every moment at the ballfield.  Please keep her, her teammates, her coaches and her opponents out of harms way.  May they always play hard, but fair.  May they…

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A Day in the Life of a T1D Softball Player

This picture……sparked a little controversy yesterday when it was posted on Facebook with the question “does anyone know what this is?” A few people knew the answer right away. Test strips for a glucometer. Many others thought they were arrow nocks. And there were a lot of people completely disgusted that a kid would actually…

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Raising Good PEOPLE, Not Just SOFTBALL PLAYERS….

See – there is a reason we made this shirt! We all need to say I am sorry sometimes….and let’s face it, sports make us CRAZY! <<<—– (Get yours today) Gah….You guys! Sometimes, we all forget in the heat of competition that WE are all examples for our children, on and off the field. This…

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We lost a softball game, and it’s My FAULT!

One of the things we love about social media is that we get to connect with so many awesome fastpitch softball fans. On Instagram, we get to connect with the girls – your daughters – the girls playing the game. DAILY, we get tons of messages, tags and DM’s (some of them asking what to…

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The Softball Sock | Softball is For Girls

It occurred to me today, as I found a disgusting, crusty rolled up ball of a sock under a pillow on my daughters bed – that softball, and socks in general have made me made me lose my mind. Why? Because I sniffed it. I actually sniffed it. I don’t know, maybe to see if…

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Cry me a River, Build a Bridge – Get Over it!

You ever have one of those days, where you almost wished you saved your gas and money and gate fee and just stayed home doing laundry instead of going to watch your daughters team play? Yea. Well. That was me last night, watching my daughters high school team play. We got DRILLED. And when I…

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HELP Wanted! |Softball Parents

HELP WANTED WEDNESDAY! Yep. It’s us again. And this morning, we are throwing UP our hands and placing our very first classified ad in the hopes that there is power in numbers, and that softball parents united can help us avoid reaching for the red solo cups we keep hidden in our coolers due to…

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Sabotage Your Kids, Much? Sports Parenting

We love parents…but let’s be honest, we know that at any given time and of us can be an unreasonable, pain in the a$$. Sports parenting is not easy! Not because we are bad people, but because we love our kiddos, right? And we hate to see them hurt or upset, right? They say the…

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Team CAPTAIN of the Week!

We love featuring amazing players at Softball is For Girls! Throughout our years on the ballfield, we have pretty much seen it all. But one player who we have been lucky enough to actually see in action, and play with locally – has truly touched our hearts season after season. Her name is Kaitlynn. We…

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Softball Recruiting for Dummies… | Softball is For Girls

Softball Recruiting. The word in and of itself is one that seems to be presenting itself earlier and earlier in the fastpitch circuit. When you hear about 8th graders verballing to D1 schools, it causes a sense of urgency among parents that start feeling like if they do not do something RIGHT NOW, they will…

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