By Kent Wagner and Derek Atwood, Softball Dads
We both have daughters who play softball. Being a Softball Dad is a huge responsibility, and an enormous source of pride.
Here are some tips weâ€™ve learned over the years, tips that daughters and fathers can use:
Youâ€™re playing your best. You are going all the way in softball. Youâ€™d like to catch the attention of college recruiters, but youâ€™re not sure how to go about it. How will you stand out from all the other players on the field?
Traveling to Texas to watch the game between the FCA All-Stars and the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, I had many thoughts running through my head. I wondered what I would see, hear and feel during the event. However, I never imagined that I would be so impacted by the character of these outstanding individuals.
When someone stands up for us, and they need our help later, should we support them? Think of the men and women in our military, who stand up for America. If they return home injured, shouldnâ€™t we stand up for them?
For those baseball players who made those footprints in RINGOR cleats over the years; we say thank you. We thank you for recognizing a high quality product when you found it. We thank you for taking us around the bases with you – we’ve truly enjoyed the ride.
Sure, most high schools or colleges will probably continue to label it as “girls softball” or “womens softball”, so that everyone will “get it” but isn’t the word softball kind of inaccurate?
After all, softballs aren’t soft. It hurts to get hit with one. It’s hurts a lot. Plus, the pitching is fast. Really fast.