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Swartz Creek Youth Softball ClinicIn this article I describe recreational softball from the younger years through the high school years.  I explain how to survive the Everybody Gets Trophy concept that is everywhere in youth sports today, primarily in the younger years (ages 5-12).  As your daughters continue with softball into the older age groups (ages 13-18) I talk about how recreational ball becomes a bit more competitive, while retaining its more socially relaxed environment. 

I characterize the coaches, umpires and even YOU the parents and the vast differences in experience at each stage of recreational ball.  I give you my 2 cents on how to be a great recreational softball parent and discuss the practice of good sportsmanship.  Yes, one of my pet peeves is the sportsmanship that YOU the parents practice, which has truths for all of the levels of all sports.  And finally I ask for your feedback.  Enjoy. 

My next article will be: Levels of the Game - School Softball

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