A Parent’s Source For Youth Softball Equipment

So, your daughter is growing up and is quite the young athlete, good! Where do you start as far equipment goes? Well, to help you get started, we have put together the ultimate guide to finding youth softball equipment that will be perfect for her, and also give you an idea of what youth softball equipment entails.

We are excited that your daughter (or son) has chosen softball! It’s a fun game, and one that we are incredibly passionate about. Even if he/she doesn’t become a professional, it’s a game that they can play forever- there are so many different leagues out there for all ages. Here’s to getting your child there first softball equipment!

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History of Softball

The history of softball spans all the way back to 1887 and began in a way that you wouldn’t expect. The game did not directly derive from the game of baseball, either. The sport that did kickstart its creation? Football. I know, we thought it was weird as well. The story of its roots isn’t that different from what you’d expect. Similar to other creation stories, the original equipment was made from other materials or substitute items.

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The 7 Best Softball Blogs to Follow

If you’ve followed along with our blog lately, you know that we took a look at some of the best baseball blogs to follow. Since it was such a hit and we’re massive fans of both slow and fast-pitch softball, we thought we would put together a list of the best softball blogs to follow. This was not quite as easy as the baseball one because there were far less blogs to go through. Worry not, we’ve skimmed through the ones we feel are worthy of making the list and are here to present them to you. Some of the blogs helped steer us in the direction of other good ones with active post history, so we appreciate you for that.

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How To Throw A Softball Properly

Throwing a softball uses very similar mechanics and grips as throwing a baseball. Both have similar structure and seams, so everything should look the same. Use these tips to get your accuracy and velocity to the best they can be. These are our tips for how to throw a softball properly.

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When Should You Put Your Kids In Sports?

Placing your child in a sport for the first time is incredibly fun, a little terrifying and there are a lot of unknowns. What if he/she hates it? Isn’t good at the game? Doesn’t follow directions well? Isn’t a good teammate? How do you really know when the time is right to place your child in a sport? None of these things you are going to know for 100% and that’s okay! Sports is a great tool to teach discipline, commitment, communication, teamwork, perseverance and overall health. Sports are fun and a way for children to make friends, gain self-confidence and promotes goal setting at an early age. However, sports can also be detrimental to your child’s growth. So having a good idea of when you should put your kids in sports and preparing them before placing them on an “organized team” is really important.

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