Free softball equipment for summer fun 2015

The National Recreation and Park Association has partnered with the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) International, to bring Summer Fun Softball to youth across the nation. This is the second year of the partnership program, which tries to encourage youth to go outside during their summer vacations instead of opting for passive recreation such as television viewing or video game playing. Here are the best slowpitch softball bats 2016 available you can find on this blog. Continue reading

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Hitting home runs with women’s fastpitch softball

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Girl power: Hitting home runs with women’s fastpitch softball

The outlook for the spring of best fastpitch softball bats 2016, you can visit a softball bat blog Miken DC 41  is one that remains filled with questions, though by far the largest is simply one of gauging the on-going effects of the recession. Still, a new rules change by the governing body of softball in the U.S. has many in the market excited about the season ahead as they expect the new rule to provide a boost to bat sales that might otherwise suffer. As always though, the true success this season will be found at the shop that sells softball well and that truly understands this core team sports market.

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Dinwiddie Dixie Softball All-Stars headed to World Series in Louisiana

 

Dinwiddie Dixie Softball All-Stars headed to World Series

Dinwiddie Dixie Softball All-Stars headed to World Series

For the young ladies that live throughout Dinwiddie County, playing Dixie YouthSoftball is part of their roots. It is part of that Dinwiddie pride that these young ladies play for day in and day out. From that point the “Debs”, the name of the team which conists of 16-18 year-olds, competed against the top five teams in the state including Piedmont, Emporia, Lunenburg, Powhatan and Goochland (the host city). The thing is that, the “Debs” use the hottest & best fastpitch softball bats 2016 available named Demarini 2015 ULTIMATE WEAPON.

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NEWCASTLE V CHELSEA: When the King resigns

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Steve McClaren’s start to the season with the Magpies has been more than a case of bad luck. It’s been a living nightmare. Two points out of a possible eighteen. Newcastle, simply put, need a win to claw themselves out of the relegation zone.

FIVE WINS IN THE LAST THIRTY-TWO GAMES FROM THE TWENTY-SECOND OF NOVEMBER AFTER WINNING FIVE IN A ROW, THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND THAT DOESN’T BODE BELIEF IN ANYBODY, THE CLUB OR THE PLAYERS. AND SO, WE’RE TRYING TO TURN THAT AROUND.

Despite investing in attacking talent during the summer, Newcastle have scored only three goals – the lowest tally in the league. The dismal midweek defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup saw them draw yet another blank. McClaren’s admitted he still doesn’t know his best team – and that the job is harder than he’d expected. Continue reading

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Storage and locker showcase of baseball teams

Storage and locker showcase of baseball teams

Storage and locker showcase of baseball teams

The school year is winding down. Your lockers and storage areas have survived the onslaught of pungent football equipment, dirty soccer gear and sweaty basketball uniforms, not to mention smelly running shoes, saturated volleyball knee pads, ripe softball and baseball gloves, food wrappers, drink containers, garbage and all other sports’ equipment that needs a place in your athletic area.

If your lockers are showing signs of rust or mold, or if your storage area is a refuge for all equipment no one else wants to deal with, maybe it’s time to look into a new, better way to organize your school’s athletic gear. Organization is one of the first steps in maintaining a clean, healthy environment for your athletes, as well as ensuring your equipment lives to see another year. Lockers and storage solutions are an investment in your program’s future.

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Pathways Hospice Announces 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament Sponsors and Schedule

Pathways Hospice Announces 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament Sponsors and Schedule

Pathways Hospice Announces 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament Sponsors and Schedule

The Pathways Hospice 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament recently announced the community sponsors and schedule for its premier golf tournament. The 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course.

Golfers at the 2nd Annual Links to the Heart tournament will have the rare opportunity to play on the exclusive Stanford University Golf Course while supporting Pathways Hospice. Designed in 1930 by celebrated golf course architects William Bell and George C. Thomas, the Stanford course is consistently rated one of the finest in the world.

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How about that blip in the batting order?

How about that blip in the batting order?

How about that blip in the batting order?

Whenever a defensive manager becomes aware that the opponents’ are batting a man out of order, he should never appeal the violation to the umpire until the improper hitter has completed his turn at bat.

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If the appeal is made before that, it will gain nothing. The appellant has merely committed a popular mistake–erroneously assumed that a hitter batting out of order is going to be called out.

This is not the case. In National Federation softball and baseball, as well as major league ball, the case is still open.

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New York Giants’ Michael Strahan and Dreier LLP Host Charity Golf Tournament June 29-30

The 2008 Michael Strahan/Dreier LLP Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Children’s Rights and Keep A Child Alive

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ — The 2008 Michael Strahan/Dreier LLP Charity Golf Tournament will be held June 29-30 and will feature a private concert by a Grammy Award-winning singer, an auction of sports memorabilia and a celebrity golf tournament to benefit abused and neglected children in the New York area and children suffering from AIDS in Africa.

Michael Strahan and Dreier LLP Host Charity Golf Tournament June 29-30

Michael Strahan and Dreier LLP Host Charity Golf Tournament June 29-30

“Hosting this event is a great way for us to give back and help improve the lives of children,” stated Mr. Strahan. “Helping kids is the most important thing about this event.”

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Small town shows big support for softball and baseball teams

Small town shows big support for softball and baseball teams

Small town shows big support for softball and baseball teams

With a population of only about 8,000 citizens, Petal, Miss. may be considered small by many standards, but not in the area of recreation. After recently being named the state’s Sportstown, Recreation Director Tom Hardges says he’s still shocked at the amount of support the town gives Iris programs.

With two city parks that include two softball and baseball fields, as well as open areas and playgrounds, the recreation department tries to do a lot with not much. The department works with the town’s schools to add more facilities to its arsenal of places to play.

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50 woman softball and baseball players training to make the Silver Bullets team

50 woman softball and baseball players training to make the Silver Bullets team

50 woman softball and baseball players training to make the Silver Bullets team

After years of being sidelined, women are finally getting their chance to play hardball. Will they be ready to face their male opponents?

To make the Colorado Silver Bullets women’s professional baseball team is to make history. And more than 50 top softball and baseball players (and even a few novices) have been sweathing and swinging for the past month to make the cut and help break down a barrier that countless female ball players have run up against like a brick center-field wall.

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Why Do You Need to Pick the Best Softball Bat?

Why Do You Need to Pick the Best Softball Bat

Why Do You Need to Pick the Best Softball Bat

Do you ever wonder the reasons why your team is always losing a certain game? Even though losing a game is a scenario that is really frustrating, in the end you might just say that there is always a next time. Then that next time that you are talking about comes, are you going to do the same mistakes that you have done in your previous games? If that is the case then you might probably need some fastpitch softball tips.

Now, observe the equipments that your team have been using while playing. Do you think those equipments are powerful enough? Or maybe they are just one of the reasons why your team didn’t able to make it? What do you think?

Here is one truth that each softball player must know, in playing softball it is important that you come to the game armed with a great softball bat because if you don’t then you might lose even on just the few minutes of the game. In a fight, a gun or a knife is an advantage. The same goes in softball wherein the best softball bat is a necessity. Here are some reasons or softball tips on why you need to pick the best softball bats 2016: Continue reading

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Lawyers for Learning Golf Tournament includes some ‘firsts’

Brad Kammholz is no stranger to the annual Lawyers for Learning Golf Tournament. In fact, some people refer to him as Mr. Lawyers for Learning – as he has been involved with the mentoring partnership with Rochester City School 29 since its inception. But this was the first year Kammholz was on the “winning foursome” at the golf tournament.

“I finally picked a winning team,” Kammholz joked as various prize winners were announced at the 12th annual golf tournament, held this year at the Country Club of Mendon. The winning foursome included Paul Freeze, Paul Schaeffer, Russ Schwartzbeck and Kammholz with a winning score of 63.

Lawyers for Learning Golf Tournament

Lawyers for Learning Golf Tournament

The second-place team this year included included Dan Corbitt, Brian Corbitt, Mike Shaffer and Mike Riordan.

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Decision to ban bats ‘strictly a safety issue’

Decision to ban bats 'strictly a safety issue'

Decision to ban bats ‘strictly a safety issue’

The Georgia High School Association‘s rules on softball bats has driven some coaches batty.

The league abides by the rules of the National High School Federation, which allows bats approved by the Amateur Softball Association. But there has been confusion after six bats with ASA stickers were banned before the season began because of safety concerns.

“I had a bat pulled the other day,” Tucker coach Pat Floyd said. “It’s just amazing how you can play with a bat in one place and can’t in another.

“When kids go out and buy bats, that’s when they can get into trouble. But I’m going to do whatever the [GHSA] says. I’m not going to get into a controversy.”

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Thailand Needs Travel Technology Upgrade to Increase Tourism

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Thailand may waste the opportunity to tap the surge in travel and tourism if the country does not upgrade its travel technology infrastructure, according to David Brett, head of the Amadeus Global Distribution System’s Asia-Pacific division.

“There are huge global opportunities out there, but Thailand needs to be there in front of the consumers, and its products easily picked off the shelf by travel agents if it is to realise that potential,” he said.

“Better use of technology will allow airlines, hotels, and other travel product providers access to global markets.”

However, Thailand remains at the forefront in Asia to capitalise on the surge in the global travel and tourism industry which is expected to grow by 6 percent next year.

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Island offers spa, as well as Yoga

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Bay of Fundy island

Now they are watching waistlines as well as whales on Grand Manan, the quiet Bay of Fundy island, known for its wildlife.

Nature lovers have been coming to Grand Manan for years to look for humpback whales and puffins, but this summer they will be joined by tourists looking for clean skin and yoga lessons.

The newly opened Manan Island Inn and Spa offers uptight urbanites a chance to unwind amidst sea spray and scenery, while taking spa treatments such as the Salt Glo, Dulce Scrub and Essential Oil Facial.

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Resort’s Mexican flavor includes lost cities and tennis by starlight

Resort's Mexican flavor includes lost cities and tennis by starlight

Resort’s Mexican flavor includes lost cities and tennis by starlight

We were shuffling through ankle deep sand, the color and texture of corn starch, at Chac-mool beach on Cancun Island, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. CANCUN ISLAND, Mexico — By D. R. WHELAN CANCUN ISLAND, Mexico “L OOK,” BETTY said to me, “you can still see through the waves.” Out to our right we could see the legs and bathing suits, distorted as if they were behind a shower door, of swimmers standing on the other side of the translucent waves that were sweeping in evenly from the Caribbean.

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Youth softball players indoor center in the Eau Claire area

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Youth softball players indoor center in the Eau Claire area

For the first time, youth softball players in the Eau Claire area are clinking balls and swinging bats in their own batting cages. Last month, the Eau Claire Fury fastpitch softball team officially opened its indoor softball practice complex at 3744 Spooner Ave. in Altoona. Previously, girls softball players haven’t had an indoor practice location. Softball parents, their children and volunteers spent upward of 300 hours constructing walls and batting cages and installing turf to make the building, on Altoona’s far west side, usable for the team. “It’s definitely been a labor of love,” said Lane Gibbons, a Fury parent. “But we are here now, and it’s a great thing for the kids.” Continue reading

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Man aims to bring Zimbabwean softball teams to Eau Claire

A troupe of young softball players from Zimbabwe will be making their way to Eau Claire this summer if Bob Meixner has his way.

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Man aims to bring Zimbabwean softball teams to Eau Claire

A local softball enthusiast who runs his own softball training school, Meixner said he’s working with the Zimbabwe Softball Association to bring several girls softball teams to the Eau Claire area this summer. The girls would train with Meixner, play in regional tournaments and get a firsthand look at U.S. culture. “It will be like landing on the moon for many of them,” Meixner said. “They’re obviously looking for a cultural experience.” The girls, who are between 15 and 19 years old, are members of some of the bestsoftball teams in their country, Meixner said. Continue reading

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Softball: Blugolds focus on defense

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Softball: Blugolds focus on defense.

Inside the McPhee Center’s main gym on a rainy Thursday afternoon, softballs skip across the hardwood and into the gloves of the UW-Eau Claire softball team. The point of origin for the barrage of ground balls comes from a corner where coach Leslie Huntington and a pair of assistants slap the ball toward her players, and with each ball cleanly fielded, the Blugolds yell out its place in order, counting upward. When a grounder is dropped, the fielder is relegated to stand out of the way where she only can watch frustratedly as the rest of the team works to reach its goal of 100. Continue reading

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Sports fiction for Girls: It’s time to honor all the Ladies

It has been 35 years since Title IX widened the sports world for women and girls. In the last decade alone, the WNBA was formed, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team won the World Cup, and a record number of women competed in the 2004 Olympic Games. Although female athletes are making history today, remarkably few books about women and girls who play sports are published for youth. Sports fiction about girls is particularly inadequate, even though girl jocks, just like any group of young readers, want to see themselves in stories. There are, however, some good novels to be had. The following list of them provides a starting point for building collections in middle and high school. For a wide-ranging look at the infinite ways that sports can make a difference in girls’ lives, display these novels with recent nonfiction standouts, such as Karen Blumenthal’s Let Me Play (2005), a fascinating history of Title IX.

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Told in 21 different voices, this ambitious novel, set in 1949, examines postwar discrimination against Japanese Americans through the viewpoints of young female softball players.

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