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  1. Cyder517

    That is a wrap!

    I know it is awful to say, but I am thrilled that her HS softball season is over! DD is a sophomore and it is her 2nd year on Varsity. What a disappointment! Something I wish HS coaches would think about: Please don’t pull up younger players if they’ll only get a rare opportunity to prove...
  2. Cyder517

    Team posting

    That feeling when you see your old team posting that they need players and it is so tempting to warn potential victims but you do the mature thing and keep quiet, scroll down.[emoji48][emoji15][emoji850][emoji1376] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Cyder517

    College Softball on TV

    I’m so excited to see college games on tv. Watching LSU vs Iowa. LSU’s freshman pitcher reminds me very much of a young Monica Abbott. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Cyder517

    Still in retirement

    Hope everyone is having a good fall season. Last time I wrote, I shared that we decided to skip tryouts when our travel season ended on a disappointing/frustrating note. I could tell that most of the joy of playing had been sucked out of dd and felt she needed a break. DD plays volleyball for...
  5. Cyder517

    Private tryout

    I saw a posting for a private tryout. What in real terms do you think that means? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Cyder517

    D3/JUCO programs

    What D3/JUCO colleges in the NE/SE have good softball programs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Cyder517

    HS softball banquets

    What does your HS do to celebrate the end of the yr and award athletes their Varsity letters. DD participated in a fall sport, where all 3 levels- freshmen, JV and Varsity enjoyed a banquet in a nice restaurant. Slideshow and official presentation of Varsity letters given. It was very nice...
  8. Cyder517

    Tips for required plane travel

    Hi! Looking for any tips/suggestions in regards to flying for a tournament. Originally we were going to drive, but we changed our plans. Getting close and my nerves/anxiety is setting in. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Cyder517

    Hotel door posters

    Does your team make hotel door poster signs for just Nationals/World Series or any away tournament? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Cyder517

    Wearing Jewelry

    Due to all the rain this past week and weekend, our tournament was canceled. Spent a good part of the weekend watching NCAA regional games. Why are college players allowed to wear jewelry? I was surprised at how many girls it on— including nose piercings, earrings, etc. Thanks! Sent from my...
  11. Cyder517

    HS Ball

    I’d love feedback/insight from those who are HS coaches. Why choose a freshman for varsity, if they are given very few opportunities to prove themselves? And even when they do rise to the occasion, little, if any changes are made? In all honesty, this is what I expected going in, but I hoped to...
  12. Cyder517

    College Camp/Clinic Invite

    Hi! In the mail today, DD (2021) received a letter from a D1 school inviting her to 2 camps/clinics- one they are attending, the other they will be hosting. My first reaction is to be excited, immediately followed by is this BS???[emoji23] That was my feeling when I received the invite for the...
  13. Cyder517

    Gamechanger

    Did GC change its plans? With the team my DD played for last yr, I would get the game highlights free of charge. We are with a new team this year and now it looks like I would have to pay to subscribe to get the game highlights. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Cyder517

    HS vs Travel conflicts

    How did you handle time conflicts between HS softball and travel? The exciting news is that DD (HS freshman) survived cuts and will be playing with Varsity. The bad news is that our travel team is a 2nd yr 14u team with games and tournaments on Saturdays. She doesn’t want to disappoint either...
  15. Cyder517

    Inlaws[emoji35]

    I know it is unreasonable to you dear mil, but DD cannot miss her game to go to the communion party. Rains out? Sure! Meet you later? Of course. Just miss it? Nope. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Cyder517

    Softball pants

    What brand is your DD’s favorite softball pants and where do you get them? For school and travel practice, we need standard black pants but they are sold out on Boombah. I tried buying Nike ones off the rack at Dick’s but they are way too big in her waist[emoji17] Thanks! Sent from my iPhone...
  17. Cyder517

    Mother Nature

    Could someone please let Mother Nature know that it is time for softball season to start? She is not cooperating up here in the Northeast and it feels like forever since I’ve watched dd play! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Cyder517

    Blast Motion Sensor

    Bought DD a Blast Motion Sensor for Christmas. Today was her first day using it. Any hints or tips on deciphering all of the metrics? How do I help give her that info to improve swing? 2nd yr 14u/HS freshman. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Cyder517

    Taking pitches

    Looking for brutal honesty here. A coach is signaling your dd to "take" pitches more and more. Is it part of an overall game strategy or do they have no faith that dd can hit? Do you consider a player who gets walked a bad hitter? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Cyder517

    Support through a slump

    What have you found to be the best way to support your dd through a hitting slump? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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