And, Chloe Cried | Softball is For Girls

Chloe cried the night before 3 day tryouts began, intimidated by the older kids and girls she knew from school that were on elite teams. Not sad tears, but nervous ones. She tried to control the mental chatter in her brain – vowed to do her best and off she went.

Read More

What If? | Softball is For Girls

What if, we made sure our kids ALWAYS knew first and foremost that the outcome of a game, or the results of their performance NEVER EVER affects our love for them or how proud of them we are.

Read More

5 Things I Don’t Understand About Girls Softball | Softball is For Girls

They (US, PARENTS) pay for it all – and THEN, just to add a little insult to injury, they have to stop at the gate, put down all the crap they are carrying that took way too long to unload from the car, just to pay again, to watch their daughter that they already pay for, play a game they pay for her to play. (Insert scratching head emoji)

Read More

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?

Read More

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…

Read More

Who is She Playing Softball For?

I remember before my kids were born, someone told me having children was like living with your heart outside your body. But it’s much more than that. Having a child, means that the very wind beneath your wings, the breath from your lungs, the blood from your heart and soul – can at any moment…

Read More

How DARE YOU? Softball girls

Look, we try to look on the bright side of things as much as humanly possible here. We like to be some read-worthy, and real, and try to make sure that we are all counting our blessings most of all. But let’s face it. We are dealing with children here. Whether they are 8 or…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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

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…

Read More

Should My Daughter Play UP?

      The question of whether or not to allow your daughter to play up, is common. The reality is that there is no cut and dry answer. Many people consider ‘playing up’ as a marker of a girls talent, when in truth – all kids develop and master skills at different ages. Additionally,…

Read More