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    Non softball - School re-opening

    I couldn't agree more! We attended a HS softball scrimmage game at a local HS field, and we parents were told we'd have to watch from our cars or the outfield. No one allowed in the bleachers or behind home plate. We set up way back outside of left field, then watched as 4 different high school...
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    Anyone else having to decide to move their daughters to campus this fall (out of state) or do online courses?

    I'm not so concerned about her getting ill, either. Frankly I think it went through our house back in Feb. I am worried about her spending extra money for housing, then sitting alone in her room doing online classes, and not really interacting with her new teammates and other students. The only...
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    Anyone still playing? Got shut down again here in So Cal

    We live in Utah, and most of the state is still open for sporting events, for better or worse. USA, USSSA, USA Preps, and other organizations have events planned all over the state. Salt Lake County is pretty much shut down for sporting events, however, so the tournaments are in other cities...
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    Anyone else having to decide to move their daughters to campus this fall (out of state) or do online courses?

    The fall semester is coming up soon for many colleges and universities. DD is committed to play for a JC in the Pacific NW, which is an 18 hour drive for us. Official practice cannot begin until spring per the athletic conference guidelines. DD could still go to the campus, take hybrid and/or...
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    My daughter is dreading high school ball approaching

    I personally do not feel it's appropriate at all to ask your daughter to donate her gear to another player, just my feelings about the issue. It's not just a $30 face mask or a spare glove. The problem is how to refuse politely and firmly without looking like a poor sport. I have a feeling...
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    My daughter is dreading high school ball approaching

    We started HS ball with some excitement, but the freshman year slapped us back into the reality of high school politics, seniority worship, etc. Since then, we keep telling our DD that it's a good way to keep in shape for TB season and at least she's getting some practice in. DD looked into...
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    How Many emails to send to a College Coach?

    My daughter is a committed 2020, and we've used both Captain U and FieldLevel recruiting sites. Didn't pay a dime for either, and received plenty of contacts by creating a profile with additional details like GPA, degree interests, and adding video links. Fieldlevel definitely generated a lot...
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    And it's stupid tryout season time again...

    I completely agree! It is so hard to get 16u-18u age group all together for tournament weekends, let alone practice. Especially if they are working, or have any kind of high school social life. My daughter was in stage tech and yearbook with afternoon and weekend commitments at times, then we...
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    NLI's and Congratulatory Letters!

    Congrats to your daughter! A lot of long hours and hard work goes into getting these offers. My DD will be signing with a JC this Friday, it will be an exciting day for us! It's not the best offer she received out of the bunch, but she really likes the school, the location, and the coaches. I...
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    Advice needed on senior DD committing this fall, versus waiting a few months?

    Thank you for your input. While I had no reason to doubt what the coaches were stating about funding, It made me wonder if it was a scare tactic to get a commitment quickly. We talked again about the degree programs at each school (she's undecided), the coaches, the city, the campus, housing...
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    Cold weather pitching practice

    We used an electric space heater (or two) in our garage in the winter, and had her work on drills, spins, and full pitches into a net. Have her focus on good mechanics and technique as hitting locations is impossible unless you have a very large garage.
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    Advice needed on senior DD committing this fall, versus waiting a few months?

    Hi, could you all help me understand the pros and cons of signing a NLI in the fall of DD's senior year? If the NLI is with a non-NCAA school, can either party change their mind prior to the fall semester starting? We're very excited and flattered that our DD has received NCAAJC-D1, NCAA D3...
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    16A pitcher needed for Surf City, Park City, UT

    The most typical places to post for local Utah pickup players are: https://www.softballutah.com https://www.utahusssa.com/forum-1 Hope that helps! - JP
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    Action photos

    A few action shots of my 13yr old playing 14U leagues for the first time. The photographer that we hired did an excellent job, he was worth way more than the $10 we paid!

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