I am the proud parent of a pitcher. My daughter plays softball. She does fastpitch softball pitching. I have to say she is very good. She started at a young age. She was six when she first took the field. My husband took her to a game when she was five and she was fascinated by the softball pitching. After that she was hooked. We watched a lot of softball pitching through the years. She particularly liked the fastpitch softball pitching as she was growing up. When she was old enough, the fastpitch softball pitching was what she wanted to do. When the summer Olympics are on, you can’t tear her away from the TV during the women’s fastpitch softball games. We all watch actually.
What is the difference between regular softball pitching compared to fastpitch softball pitching? The main thing is the windmill. You underhand throw in softball pitching. It looks a little crazy if you are used to baseball pitching. You do the same in fastpitch softball pitching, but with the windmill motion. That looks crazier still. The windmill motion is a circular motion where the snap release is key. The ball spins at the release. This makes fastpitch softball pitching more exciting to watch then regular softball pitching. That’s why my daughter is so obsessed with it. I’m hoping it helps her get a scholarship for college.
We have turned into quite the softball family because of our girl. We should own stock in softball baseball equipment. There is softball sports equipment in all areas of our house, even the bathroom. We seem to purchase softball baseball equipment every time we turn around. It can get quite expensive, but we see it as an investment in our daughter’s future. That being said, it is dangerous sometimes at our house. Softballs come rolling out at you from everywhere. I cannot tell you how many times I have tripped over softballs and almost broken my neck. We have baskets for all the softballs, but they never stay put. Our dog may actually have something to with that.
We also have a lot of other softball sports equipment. My daughter likes Nokona softball mitts. She has played with Nokona softball mitts since she started. She will only shop the Nokona site for her softball mitts. This is the only softball sports equipment she is that loyal too though. Softball bats are a different story. She has played with wood softball bats and metal softball bats. She tried the carbon fiber softball bats, but wasn’t that impressed. Mostly she plays with a metal one as do most of the other girls on her team. I’m just happy that the bats and mitts are better behaved softball baseball equipment then the balls. At least these pieces of softball baseball equipment stay where they are put.
I have to say that it has been exciting watching our daughter grow as a softball pitcher. The game has taught her teamwork and responsibility. Both these attributes will serve her well in life. I look forward to watching her games these next two years of high school and at the college she chooses. Who knows, maybe one day we will be able to watch h