How to Become a... Softball player

Becoming a professional softball player

Written By:Isabel Jennings


It was the bottom of the 6th inning 2 outs,2 strikes,did she hit the ball or not.I have played softball for 4-5 years and it’s my favorite sport.George Hancock he made the game on Thanksgiving,1887.This game 111 years later is know as the first softball game. He saw a guy throw a boxing glove at this guy and they used a broom to hit and then Mr.Hancock thought that should be a sport so he named it softball.
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Should I join a team or not? If I was you I would for junior high and high school because at least you know what the coaches will expect even if you make the team or not.Just like the saying... “Practice makes Perfect” will help you make the team if you keep on practicing it will make you perfect at what you are trying to do. At first you might be scared if you moved to a different school but you will finally make new friends.
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Day to Day Life of a softball player

To be encouraging you need to cheer on your teammates and if you don’t then you should not play softball because you cheer on your teammates. To be helpful while playing softball you need to ask you coaches if there is anything to help with so you can be helpful.

Run around the field 2 time and you should break a sweat while doing it,and should follow with stretching. To get ready for a softball game you need to have everything and don’t forget anything like you glove or helmet. Just prepare when you have a game.

To be loud you need to cheer on your teammates like you want to play and win!

To be encouraging you need to cheer on your teammates and if you don’t want to cheer on you teammates then why should you be playing softball.
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Professionals in the Field

My professional in the field is Jennie Lynn Finch,she was born September 3, 1980.

Is an American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting softball pitcher and first-baseman originally from La Mirada, California. She pitched for the Arizona Wildcats, the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Finch won the 2001 Women's College World Series. She lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics Time magazine described her as the most famous softball player in history. In 2010, Finch retired from softball to focus on her family. In August 2011 she started work as a color analyst for ESPN doing National Pro Fast pitch and college softball games.

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I play softball because it’s fun and I enjoy it so much and so when I grow up I want to play softball and win and be the best that we can be.But the important thing about softball is winning,having fun,and being happy that you are playing.