Fastpitch Injuries – Keeping Our Daughters Safe

Every day, we hear about another softball player injured.  Nearly every one of us has witnessed at least once,  a girl being carried off the field, or ambulanced away from a game due to an injury. And if you have ever witnessed the harsh realities of blood and trauma that occurs when a player is…

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Softball – Bloom Where You’re Planted

Lots and lots of questions appear in our inbox EVERY DAY, about folks who aren’t sure their daughter is on the right team. “Should ‘we’ try out for a better team?” “This coach doesn’t see my daughters potential.” “The team we are on has some drama attached to it.” “Another team wants my daughter to…

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Three Things Coaches Say (That Players Can’t Stand)

We talk to a lot of fast-pitch players round here. And one thing is for sure, fast-pitch softball players have opinions and are emotional little creatures. I’m sure there are plenty of coaches in this world who get down on one knee before a practice or game and just pray that the ‘regular non-hormonal, happy’…

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Fastpitch Fan Fare Friday – Bremen Middle School

It’s Fastpitch Fan Fare Friday!  Which means its time to share the Fastpitch Fan Fare Team of the Week.  This week, we travel all the way to a little town nestled deep in West Georgia called Bremen, and pay some homage to a group of hardworking girls from Bremen Middle School. As most of you…

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Softball Lessons From Team USA

Last weekend, we attended the 2-day TEAM USA fastpitch camp in Chattanooga. It’s an amazing, surreal thing for young players to meet their athletic idols, to see them interact and learn from the girls that they watch play the game they love on television. To be face to face with the best of the best!…

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Crying in Softball?

 We’ve all seen it.  Crying in softball. Typically speaking, many folks think that girls are just criers, and that since softball is such an emotional game – the crying is just par for the course.  Then, of course there are all the quotes and sayings that say things like, “There no crying in baseball,” or…

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Softball Wars

Running a Facebook page, we hear from parents, fans, coaches, umpires and players that color the entire gambit of softball players. We have the 8U and 12U Rec ball players, who play for a few short months and have one game per week.  We also have the girls that practice several times a week, put…

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My Daughter Plays Outfield

You or your daughter is an outfielder. Congratulations to you! That means that your daughter is likely extremely athletic, quick, has an amazing glove, and has proven herself to be quite the hustler. After all, how many other positions on the field are required to cover such a vast amount of green space. There’s like 5…

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Character in Fastpitch Softball

As parents, fans, players and coaches of fast-pitch – the reality is that we are often faced (and hear about) the negative side of the game. Softball is a passionate game, and as human beings, we can suffice it to say that it doesn’t always bring out the best in everyone.  Here at Softball is…

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An Open Letter to My Fans

Dear Fans on MY Sidelines; I am a 15-year-old pitcher.  I have spent many, many hours struggling against the pitching rubber, trying to get my pitches right, relying on the relentless (and often frustrated) support of my dad in the hopes that I can stand in the middle of the brick-dust, on a slab of rubber,…

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Giving Props-

One of our favorite aspects of our Facebook page are the hundreds of fans who share their pictures with us.  Seeing the dirty, happy faces of all the girls from 6 to 18, make US HAPPY!  When you scroll through the pictures – it’s easy to see the joy, pride, passion, and grit with which…

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Daddy Ball Softball

We, at SIFG, hear a lot of complaints, rants and annoyances in relation to the perception that many competitive teams today are playing “Daddy Ball Softball!!” (This term by the way is inter-changeable with Mommy-Ball, because we KNOW lots of moms coach too!) In fact, recently we had a parent call on us to ask…

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Fastpitch Players – It’s Not Their Size You Should Worry About

Last week on our Facebook page – we posted a home plate meeting picture.  Each coach had brought two girls from his team to the plate, and it certainly appeared – from the outside looking in, that there must have been a mix up in the age groups.  Funny thing was, so many folks commented…

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Softball Tournaments – Rules of Etiquette

We’ve all been there.  Woke up early to prepare to enjoy a full day or weekend at the ball park supporting our children, only to be bombarded with a steady flow of rudeness from people who don’t follow the unwritten rules of a softball tournament.  Lets just be understanding for a moment, and give these folks…

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The Duality of a Softball Chick

If you keep up with the Softball is For Girls Facebook page – (which you should) you will notice that we receive hundreds of pictures of girls of all ages, playing softball.  We, at SIFG love these pictures – and are completely in love with our fans.  Recently, we received two pictures – which have…

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