I can talk softball all day
DD Wants To Play Softball In College
So, this came as a big surprise lastnight at the dinner table. My son was picking on his sister and tells her she doesn't really want to play softball. She tells him she not only wants to play, but wants to play in college likes she sees on TV! Wow!
A little about DD. 12 YO. Plays catcher, OF and 2nd for school ball and her TB team. She's a hard one to read sometimes. Doesn't really show her emotions, especially after a loss. She doesn't post goofy stuff on facebook about how softball is her life her passion, nor does she wear lots of softball jewelry. She does wear her tournament t shirts to practice
Another one that kinda stunned me was a comment she made a couple of days ago. We were at a local Catholic HS game. My kids went to their schools for 9 years until the tuition got to be too much, so we know alot of folks. Besides, four girls on the school team are also on her TB team. Anyway, a couple moms asked me where DD was going to HS, blue or green? They really want her to go to their school. So, later I tell DD she could go to their school and automatically be on a Varsity team--they have no JV. She said, "I'd rather earn the right to play on a JV or Varsity team". Like I said, she's a hard one to read, so I didn't expect the reply.
She plays up on a 14U TB team. I think the older girls have got her to think more about what it takes to play at the next level, meaning HS. We have 11 girls on the TB team that are playing HS ball. We go around town watching other HS' play and the community college play games. I think she is more aware of the level of play than she ever was, especially, compared to her MS team. She asked me to help her with grounders, pop flies and her catching. This is all new as well.
Just thought I would share.
It takes more than lip service as I’ve told my daughter many a time. Keep the grades up, being an honor student helps a lot. Become a student of the game, learn to throw, field and hit with the correct mechanics which goes a long way to impress a coach.
When my daughter has a bad day she comes complaining what was wrong and usually my answer how much did you practice this week? It’s I didn’t have time. Well you had time to do face book, read pleasure books, go to a movie and etc. You can’t get more out of it that you put into it. She is sometimes success is her worst enemy, because she has good games and it’s I don’t need to work as hard when in reality you need to continue to get better and better.
Good luck to her!!!!!
Last edited by PEPPERS; 05-01-2012 at 12:00 PM.
There is a huge difference in playing softball in college or earning a scholorship to play softball in college. If you really just want to play in college there are plenty of schools around and you could probably make a team somewhere. Now if the goal is the latter, well it's a long road and not very many total #'s of players earn them.
I can talk softball all day
I was just sharing something she said that caught me off guard. As I said, she is a hard kid to read. She has never expressed interest in playing softball in college before this. I take the comment with a grain of salt. I'm more interested in her perfecting her game in the next few years before HS. We'll see what she thinks then.
She is more focused this year. Has had a hitting coach for the last two years, and now has a catching coach. Wants to play better and is willing to put in the extra time. Her extra work is showing in her game. Throwing girls out on steals to second. Tag outs at home. Delayed steal home twice this year. I don't know her batting average, but she on base often.