I live in Bloomfield which is right outside of Hartford, CT and have been coaching my daughter's little league softball team(they are in the 10-12 year old division) for four years. My team is the only predominately African American team in the area. Most of my players have limited experience but they play well together and are great kids. Girls from the Bloomfield/Hartford area play basketball or track and field. Those are the only sports they are exposed to. Our team has done pretty well (lost in semi-finals last year and are 8-3 this year) but I am looking to get more girls from this area(which is predominately African American) playing at a younger age. The high school teams in the area are bad primarily because the girls on the teams were not exposed to softball when they were younger. There are no programs available in their neighborhoods. The only reason my town still has a team is because I decided to keep the program going. My team is the only softball team we have in Bloomfield. I would like to have multiple teams in a few age divisions. I need more girls and adults to accomplish this. I recently called Major League Baseball about their RBI (reviving baseball/softball in inner cities) program. I am waiting to hear from them. Does anyone know of any other programs or have any advice that can help me to expand/expose the sport to more urban kids?