Softball has many benefits that can help players in tons of different ways. Playing softball can be a truly amazing way to become a better athlete, promote self esteem, and have a gratifying time. Softball, a popular sport, is an amazing way to learn teamwork, stay fit, and learn hand-eye coordination.
In softball you will need gloves, bats, and balls. Also you need to have a uniform so people could know what team you are on. Even you need helmets so when someone throws the ball to you it won 't hit your face. Gloves are really important because when somebody hits the ball high you have to catch it so you can get them out. You need bats because you have to hit the ball, and you have to make a home run.
Those sounds. The “ping” of the ball when it hits the “sweetspot” (Russell) of the bat. The satisfying “thud” of the ball hitting the middle square of the glove. These are the sounds that were my childhood in the spring/ summer months until the age of 19, the last time I played a game of organized softball.
Softball is a growing sport for girls within the United States. Whether you are an 8-year-old girl, to a senior in college, softball is a sport that many are attached to. In addition to softball being an already popular sport, a new form of hitting known as slap hitting is evolving the way the game is being played. Having personal experience with slap hitting, I can speak to how this style of hitting has given me an advantage when I play the game. Slap hitting has changed the way coaches and players approach both offensive and defensive play.
It was a bright, boiling summer morning when I picked up my first softball. The atmosphere was still consumed by the enthusiasm of small children as they prepared for their lengthy summer. I thought nothing of the day- it was merely another summer day filled with melting temperatures and boisterous children. Sports were nothing new to me at that moment, for I had heard the numerous tales of how my father had succeeded as a baseball pitcher and endured many hardships in the process. At the time, softball was simply another time-consuming activity to decrease my infinite amount of energy.
POP! The sound of the softball in the glove brought a smile to my face! I threw on my dark green softball uniform, not knowing that today I was going to be the newest softball pitcher on the team! Being a softball pitcher was tough at first, but every day that I had practiced, I got better and better. Having a dad that is a softball coach, has also motivated me to work my hardest, and do my best. I was only in third grade, when I decided to become a softball pitcher. I worked every day, doing the best that I could. Sometimes I was right in the strike zone, other times it was “miles” over the catcher's head. For a small 9 year old girl I guess I was pretty good. I had always admired Jennie Finch, wanting to be like her someday. Taking many pitching
I played a little softball when I was younger with my brothers. You can say I looked up to them, I pretty much had too. I’m the youngest and the only girl in the family. We started playing softball with are cousin’s at the park. They tried to teach me how to catch and throw the ball.
The Newest Pitcher! POP! The sound of the softball in the glove brought a smile to my face! I threw on my dark green softball uniform, not knowing that today I was going to be the newest softball pitcher on the team! Being a softball pitcher was tough at first, but every day that I had practiced, I got better and better.
One statement I continually hear is “Oh, fast pitch softball pitching is not that hard.” A lot of people I know do not seem to understand all the hard work that goes into pitching. If they did, they would understand that fast pitch pitching is not as easy as it seems. I have been pitching for six years, so pitching is my life. It really is thrilling for someone who has nerves of steel and knows that the game rests in their hands, literally.
Did your parent(s) make you ever do a sport you seemed like you had no interest in doing at all? Well that happened to me. I never planned on playing softball until I was 9 and my dad signed me up for softball. Before softball I did cheer which I was really loved cheer and I didn’t like that my dad was making me give it up. It turned out pretty good though. My first softball team I played for was called the Tigers, that’s where it all began.. I was really shy but I always make friends easily so my dad wasn’t worried but I was. At our first softball practice we did a batting practice drill that each person gets one pitch and they have to make contact no matter what, and if they miss they have to go out on the field and shag the balls. The last
We discussed which sports we play and everybody was talking about softball, and that interested me. I had never played softball before, but it sounded like fun. After our discussion, I decided to give softball a try. I wanted to be able to play with my friends. They were so amazed when I told them that I wanted to play and have fun.
The game of softball is a lot like life. The amount of work you put into practice determines the outcome of the games you play. No team can win a tournament without first putting forth hours of practice. You win some and you lose some, but, playing softball has taught me to never stop trying to do better for myself.
Responsibility Softball, it takes skill, talent, and confidence, but a player also needs to be responsible. She must take advantages, manage every lesson, practice, and homework sheet, and make wise choices. Softball comes with a lot of work, and with that comes responsibility. On defense and offense, the opposing team is going to make mistakes, they are not perfect. Though they are not perfect, they can still win the game if the other team does not take control.
This was how the game began. The rules gradually progressed over the next couple decades. Pitchers gained the right to throw overhand and develop curves. Batters gained the right to call high or low pitch and lost bunting privileges. Bound catches went away along with soaking (throwing a ball at the base runner for the out).