Why I Don’t Pay for Softball – A FANSHARE

We love our fans. And when one of our fans shared this with us, we just knew we had to share it too.  Why I don’t pay for Softball…. The other night someone as me ” Why do you pay so much money for your daughter to play softball?” Well I have a confession to…

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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…

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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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Playing Fastpitch with Fear

If you have played fast-pitch long enough(or have a daughter that does) you should realize that softball is largely a game of failures. While the ULTIMATE goal, may be perfection – a game with absolutely no errors, where no batter strikes out or gets thrown out, where pitchers don’t walk a single batter, or ever…

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Play Softball Anyway | fastpitch softball

The softball world often takes on a life of its own. Its full of trials and tribulations, friends and families, disappointments and joys. Often, at SIFG we say that coaching softball, that parenting softball players, that playing softball is not really about the sport – but about LIFE itself. So many of the most important…

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A Fan Question & an Unpopular Answer

We receive hundreds of fan questions per week. Mostly, we post them to our facebook page in the hopes that our compassionate, experienced and amazing fan base of over 90K FANS will answer them considerately and honestly. Every once in a while, we get fan questions that truly ignite a lot of feelings. Just last…

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10 Questions to Ask Your Softball Players

Softball is the perfect balance of an individual and team sport. No one person can be successful alone, and every individual has a job to do to make it work. Largely, when it comes to team dynamics and culture – it is the adults (parents and coaches) who have the most input. They are the…

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Love to Watch YOU Play!

It’s March. It’s Spring. This.  Is.  Such. A. Beautiful.  Thing. And that means that college softball has started, school-ball in many parts of the country has commenced and Rec and travel teams are either preparing to….or already taking the field. You can almost smell new uniforms void of season old eye-black, and knee holes at the…

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The Top 6 Stability Exercises for Overhead Athletes

Big Thank YOU to Dr. Eric Dixon, for this weeks health and wellness fastpitch article! The Top 6 Stability Exercises for Overhead Athletes By Dr. Eric Dixon, DC, MS, NSCA-CPT www.sportchiroplus.com In the game of softball, it’s becoming more and more trendy to try to gain strength and power at a young age. The parents…

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Against the Odds –

For our first player/team of the week featured player, we are actually getting a little personal. Thankfully, our own children don’t read the website, or else we would certainly be in trouble for writing about one of our own daughters. Or for writing about ONLY one of our own daughters. You get it, its lose-lose…

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Fastpitch Softball – Jackie’s Story Part 1

When you show up on a Sunday afternoon to practice on a field that you have reserved in a town where field space is limited, there is nothing more irritating than finding people playing on it when you get there. The hope always is that the folks out there will see a large team edging…

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What If WE Fail? | Fastpitch Softball

When we first set up our Facebook page and website, we were driven with an immense amount of passion. It was our goal to create a community of like minded folks, whose main interest was to empower all the characters in the fast pitch theater, from and especially the athletes to the parents and coaches…

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The Softer Side of Softball

Its a funny thing about softball. One moment you are immersed in the highly competitive and thrilling world of fastpitch softball, and the next you realize that this game is REALLY about a bunch of brave little girls. Here’s the thing about softball that we often forget… These girls out there, they are someone else’s daughter. Each and…

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Lessons From the Bench!

The bench. The pine. That little aluminum seat inside the dugout where you can often find downtrodden girls (and aggravated parents) who dream of being on the brick-dust and often start to feel ‘less than adept’ because they sit there so often. Parents hate the bench. And so do most kids. If you are on…

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My Daughter Plays Softball (AND She’s Terrible!)

SIFG prides itself on respecting and empowering ALL the players of fastpitch! We realize the varied levels that are out there, and for some reason there is often a wave of judgment that seems to exist in regard to those different levels of play. Select, elite, Gold, A, showcase (whatever word used in your area)…

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