There really isn’t a way to get over them quickly, you have to just wait the time until you are completely healed. NEVER PLAY WITH A CONCUSSION. If you play with it you can get permanent brain damage which will cause you to never be able to play again which would be the worst thing possible
So you guys that its been so long since I have posted! school season just ended so I will be on more and have more time!
if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!
love you all!
I think depending on how competitive your school is with softball, it’s going to be hard. You should be throwing everyday. Watch some YouTube videos to make sure your doing it right. Just remember that catching and throwing are fundamentals and they are looking for that. Just keep everything in front of you and you should be good!
Two years ago I lost the one guy who understood my love for this game, Kevin Gilbert. Every day Im not playing I think I’m letting him down. He taught me the importance of the game on a persons life and how to keep going even when you feel like quitting. God gained an unbelievable angel that day and I miss him more than words can explain. I love you Gilby baby, forever and absolutely always
I play outfield (center mostly because of my speed) and first base (even though I’m only 5’1)
Hello Followers and Softball lovers,
While i am working on a paper that i don’t really want o do i will be taking all sorts of questions about anythin. softball, life, i’ll answer it! I can answer the questions about catching and pitching now because i found a good book that have quick notes about them!
Love you guys!
“It’s just not any sport, it’s not just throwing a ball, hitting and running. I live with the cheering of my players while I’m up at bat. I live with the red stitches of the softball rubbing against my fingers when I snap my wrist and let it fly. I live with the mistakes every day in it, and I live learning them. I live on the pithers mound where I need complete confidence in my self. I live with snapping my wrist to the catcher and getting the batter out, a perfect strik. I live not only for my teammates, but for myself. I live for fastpitch softball.”
“When I step into the batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world isjust a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want towin.”
Mary W., Second base, California
“It’s not about the seedings, it’s not about the bats. It’s about these 18 young ladies on each team and how bad they want to win.”
Ralph Weekly, Coach, Univ. of Tennessee
“We’re going to step on the field knowing tht eveyr team we’re going against is going to push teir game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.”
Crystl Bustos, third base, Team USA
“Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.”
Ashley DeBuhr, pitcher, Univ. of Nebraska
“We’re prepared, and we’ve done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That’s what confidence is all about”
Lisa Fernandez, pitcher, Team USA
Dew soaked shoes,
Dust in your face,
Never enough sleep,
Long boring rides,
Giving it your best and still coming up short,
Because time slows down,
Everything you do is right,
You and your teammates find rhythm,
the bliss of cold water,
Good nachos and cheering,
Your score keeps climbing,
You suddenly notice your laughing and love what your doing,
You wonder why everybody,
Everywhere isn’t playing
Everyday that they can.
God grant me the wisdom,
to tell a strike from a ball,
to kow where to throw,
and never to fall.
Keep me always in the base line,
running straight and true,
and I’ll look for your sign,
to stretch one into two.
God give me the vision,
to see every pitch,
so if a player needs help,
then I will see which.
Let me always hustle,
so I’ll be at my best,
and take pride in myself,
in sports and the rest.
God be my strength,
so I’ll be at my best,
and take pride in myself,
in sports and the rest.
So I will never miss a base,
please guide my feet,
bring me home safely,
so my job is complete.
When I help younger players,
let me always give praise,
so they’ll see you in me,
in all of my ways.
God please guide our coach,
to be fair and smart,
to teach us to be good,
let it come from his heart.
Let me take a loss,
just as well as a win,
to do any less,
is surely a sin.
As long as I can play,
let me make my parents proud,
as proud as I am,
when they yell my name out loud.
However my games end,
let me always have fun,
and if Heaven has All Stars,
I want to be one.
When my games here are over,
and all my seasons are down,
let me play on your team,
jus like your son.
Personally, I just sit in silence before a game. I don’t really get pumped…. I just laugh and joke around with my teammates before a game and usually a happy me players better than a really serious me… that kinda just me.. i know a lot of people don’t work that way.
Me and my dad are actually starting to bring up a kindergarten team in my town. Most of the rec league has fallen apart but we are planning on taking this team up as they grow up and coaching them through travel and stuff and I am so excited! The town asked us because they know how much me and my dad get involved in the sport and we have a field in our backyard so we just hold some practices there… less worry for the town. I hope you town can find some good coaches! Every girl deserves a chance to play this game… even if you don’t get the best coach.
Awww, thank you! That means so much!
I love helping people with softball stuff seeing as I want to be a coach when I’m older! I learn new things while I’m trying to help other girls achieve the goals that I once had (:
So for running:
Do interval training, walk for a minute then run for two.. then as you get more comfortable start to run for longer. This will build up your stanima and you will be able to run for longer. To get faster you do th same thing. Sprint for a minute and then jog for a minute. That kind of thing.
For your legs:
Do some lunges when your bored. Just kind of do them all the time and eventually your legs will become stronger and they won’t hurt as much. Do some wall sits.. they work your core and your legs. When your watching tv, get into your catchers stance… stay in it for as long as you can and try to stay in it longer and longer as you keep doing it.
WORK YOUR CORE!!
Core work is the center for softball. Everything you do kind of comes out from having a strong core. Do some sit ups… BORING. But do the wall sits and do some planks… stretch out the time until you can do them in your sleep. Do some swimmers… look them up on the internet.. we always do then after our games.
Hope this helps! Good luck with your season!
I think you should send out an email to everyone on the team. If you do it in person it can get reallyyyyy awkward reallyyyyy fast. I mean people say thats best, but I have come to realize that email is the best way, get every one in one shot.
So in the email say something along the lines of this.
I have had a great time with you guys but it is time for me to move on. There is another team that I have been looking at and it seems like a better fit for me. I am very greatful for all the experiences I have had with you guys, but this is the best decision for me as a player. It has more opportunities that I want to take.
Emphasize the fact that is a better change for YOU. That it’s about the big picture as a softball player and that you need to take this opportunity in order to achieve your goals.
Don’t be too worried. They will understand if you make sure you let them know that you loved the time spent with them. That this move isn’t abou them That it is about YOU and what is best for YOU.
Good luck with your new team! and good luck on your upcoming season!
Can’t wait to start coaching my kindergarten girls in a couple of months. They are the cutest thing on this planet (:
Yep, on a small team just out of my town. We disbanded this year because all of us are going to college next year left last year.
To everyone who is messaging me about bats,
Bats are very relative. It’s all about what you like. I personally like a heavier bat and longer, but some people may not like that. As for brands… don’t get caught up in the brand names and what every one else has. It’s not going to do you any good. You have to keep trying bats and find the one that is a right fit for you. I’m not even gonna tell you what i use because truthfully its not gonna matter. I’m different from you. It’s like a glove… every one likes a different glove.
I wish I could be of more help, but its something you can’t do over the internet.
I don’t really know that bat, no one I have ever met has used it so I don’t really have an oppinion. But about going up a bat, if you like the bats you used to use, just get the same one, newer model, and then get the longer one… that’s the best advice I can give on a bat. Bats are VERY individual… it’s all about what You like.
truthfully, im not realy into the whole brand name bat thing. Different people like different things. I’m a power hitter as well, if you’re not ready for it, then don’t get it! haha. I personally don’t know anyone with that bad. Everyone on my team uses the Easton Stealth and we all hit really well. Sorry I can’t really help. try one and see if it seems like a good fit!
Sorry about that!
Thats the same thing I do, I keep two bats with me because I tend to face so many different types of pitchers… I have the same exact bat (newer and older versions). Thats nifty that your sporting goods store has that but not many places have those so its just best that if you try out teammates bats first. If it’s your first bat EVER just buy one that you think would work best. Its a guessing game and its unfortunate that they cost so much! Sometimes you can get them cheaper used on the internet!
Thanks for the input!
yeah thats kind of the same precedure i mentioned before…
But thansk for the input!
well personally i believe thats wrong… bats cost a shit ton of money and if its your last year you shouldn’t have to invest in a new bat, most colleges everyone uses the same bat… no one really uses their own, if you watch a couple of them…. but thats besides the point
Then use their bats in a couple of practices, see which one you like and then go out and get a new bat. Like i said, check out the pitching you will be facing.
Fast pitching = light bat
Slow pitching = heavier bat
(Don’t go too light or too heavy)
Just try out a couple of bats, you can’t take what anyone else says because every one likes their own kinds of bats. There have been bats that some people LOVE and I don’t like. So if anyone says that they love this one bat, try it out first because you may not like it all that much. It’s kind of just a guessing game and once you have found the right bat, you know the right weight you prefer and you know the length you prefer then go out and purchase your bat.
Stick to what you know, if you loved your bat just get one similar to it, just keep trying, if its your last season … Don’t invest in a new bat, maybe you should just use someone else’s
NEVER BUY A BAT BEFORE YOU HAVE USED ONE BEFORE!
That’s the biggest key. If you buy a bat and you havn’t used one of your teammates one just like it before, then you can get it and hate it. Test out a couple bats with different lengths and weights for a while and then decide on which one you like the most. I use an Easton Stealth. Also look at the pitching you will be facing, if its fast pitching get a lighter bat (you can get it around faster) if its slower pitching get a heavier bat (it will help you not swing ahead and hit it to right field) just try a couple of bats before you purchase one.
Hope that helps!
Okay so this is how my dad broke in my glove,
Go out and get baseball glove conditioning oil. It softens, enriches, and preserves your glove. Then take a softball, put it in the glove (the end of the right or left side should fold into the opposing side)and tie it in with some string, when you leave it out in direct sunlight for only a few hours. Then take the ball out and shape your glove throw the ball into the glove several times. Then wrap the ball in the glove again and put it in a dark dry corner for a weekend. Then just take the ball out and you should be good to go.
It will take a while before it is exactly how you like it.
Hope this helps!
Well then it was okay, depend on the person
I believe that it is. I would never call my coaches or trainers anything but coach or what they tell me. But if your trainer doesn’t mind, then I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a problem.
Because hardly anyone knows you’re even here.
When you catch for her your just gonna have to get used to it (sorry), if that’s how she’s gotta do it then that’s how she has to do it. EventualLy she will get it. For a game just practice squatting for a while because if your always on your savers, your gonna be too slow. Catching is hard to just pick up. Sorry I’m not much help, I h e never caught before just talking from experience with my friend whose a phenomenal catcher
When your catching in practice you just have to make sure she’s throwing you the correct pitch and let her know if I didn’t curve right or didnt drop, something like that. For catching in a game, know all of the situations. Your in charge out there. Don’t let anything get by you, your a brick wall. Stay low and don’t relax on your cushions on the back of your shin guards. Stay squatting all the time so you can pop up when you need to. Catching is hard to get right into, it takes years and years of training to get really good at it
I play centerfield and first base
I don’t post things to get myself popular. I don’t tell you about my games to boast. I do it because I want to help you. I want to help the young softball players learn the game that I grew up loving. Gaining 100 followers was nice but it means nothing to me. Having my picture get 100+ notes was nice but that’s not what I care about I love all my followers and I’m always here for any of you if you need me
If anyone has any quotes that they want me to put, send them to me through message! I’ll be sure to get them in!
“Treat a person as he is, and he will reamin as he is. Treat him as he could be, he will become what he should be.”