I'm a travel softball mom again.
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|Sat, 05-18-2013 - 8:23am|
21 dd played competitive fastpitch from U12 all the way through HS varsity & U18. During that time, baby sister (11 years younger) was dragged to softball fields all over the state. Younger dd basically grew up next to a softball field. She picked up some skills from her softball sister - learned how to throw, how to hit, how to field.
Little dd was very excited when she was old enough to play on her OWN team. But summer rec league was a bit frustrating for her as there were few girls who matched her level of skill. I mean, not many 6 year old T-ballers could make that throw from third to first, and then she couldn't understand why the first baseman wouldn't/couldn't just catch the ball! (Aimed at their head, coming at em like a bullet!)
After a few years of the rec league we decided she was finally old enough (and mature enough) to try out for the local U10 travel team. She LOVES it & really enjoys having teammates at a similar skill level. If you ask DD which position she wants to play, she will list them all. But she really wants to pitch. (Partly because it's a position her sister never did!) The club has a pitching coach to do lessons for all the new/learning pitchers. She can pitch pretty well now & can throw hard. She's still kind of a "wild thing" though... LOL! She also plays shortstop.
Which leads up to today - her teams first tournament. Really, her team's first time playing an actual game. It's kind of scary, I don't know if they're ready yet. Pretty sure they're going to get blown out of the water. But, I guess you gotta start somewhere!
And so it begins. If anybody's looking for me this summer, I'll be at the softball field...