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

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.

Read More

World Series Pins Buying Guide!

All Star Trading Pins

The last thing you want to do is look like a full at your World Series and show up with either NO trading pins, or pins that are just blah! Today, check out this World Series Pins Buying Guide from All Star Trading Pins

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

Funny Things Softball Players Say | Softball Is For Girls

Softball Players say Funny things. Today, we share some of our favorites. We recently had a Facebook post looking for the funny things softball players say. After reading through the over 200 comments, with a couple of nose snort laughs, we realized that to offset some of the stress of being an athletic parent, we…

Read More

10 Tips for Fastpitch Softball Players | Softball Is For Girls

 Ball FIRST! As with all things in life, priorities will make or break us. We have to ‘bloom where we are planted’ so to speak, and in fastpitch defensively or offensively, it means your first priority is the ball. If you are always moving toward the ball, always following the ball, keeping your eye on the ball, it will lead you to exactly where you need to be. So keep it simple, and repeat the mantra BALL FIRST in your head while you are playing. And remember the ball is your friend…it’s one of the main reasons you are on the field. So keep it simple. Ball first. 

Read More

What Matters Most | Softball is For Girls

Celebrating reaching 170K Fans on social media! With a little reminder about what matters most! When the day comes that you fold up your folding chair for the very last time, no matter where you have traveled, how many trophies or medals you have won, regardless of how many tournaments you have played in or the awards that you have gathered – it will be the PEOPLE and the relationships that you have met and made along the way that mattered most.

Read More

10 Travel Softball Truths

There is more than enough room on the field for every child to succeed! “Better” is nothing more than an opinion. And we all have them. The feeling that someone is better than your kid (which there will always be someone better) is not something to feel defensive, angry or jealous over. It is these ‘better’ athletes that will make your child strive for better. No one is dimming your child’s light by being better than her!

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More