Softball Obsessed
How do I make my high schools varsity team? I'm a sophomore by the way. Everyone keeps Doubting me.
Anonymous

FIRST OFF: Learn to LOVE the doubters. Use that as fuel and inspiration to work that much harder. The whole game is a mental game, if you walk into tryouts like you are the shit, everyone’s gunna believe you. But then you have to prove it to them too, bc you gotta work your ass off so you can believe in yourself too. That’s where it all stems from, it doesn’t matter one single effing bit what anyone else believes but it sure matters on what YOU believe. It’s amazing how far confidence & hard work will go. If you put in the effort to be the absolute best you can be, then you have to believe that you are the absolute best and go rock that shit and show them all up. Trust me there is no better feeling to work hours a day for months just to prove to everyone that you ARE amazing. Also, read the book Mind Gym. Seriously, changed my life. Just trust me, if you devote yourself to it you can change your life too.

Any way we could collab on this account? I'll come off anon after the answer haha. I've been playing for quite a while and am currently on an 18 UA team so I know a thing or two πŸ˜‰
Anonymous

Definitely interested if you wanna give me a real message 😁

If you don’t know who this chick is, I’m sorry.

If you don’t know who this chick is, I’m sorry.

Hey im looking for someone who knows which bats are the best bats to buy or find, im looking for a bat myself and Im looking for someone to help me out. Have any thoughts?

Well I would recommend the Louisville slugger Xenos. I like those bats a lot, they have great pop but they do break frequently. Also liked the demarinis & easton stealth. Any composite bat is pretty good (expensive but good) but I like the Xenos 😁

What are some good tips on how to improve your pitching speed?
Anonymous

USE YOUR LEGS

I'm buying a new bat and u can't decide between the 2014 xeno and DeMarini CF6 which one do you recommend
Anonymous

I have used demarinis & Xenos. Both are great but I think Xenos have better pop. I feel like the ball just jumps off the bat! But they do break a lot so be careful with that.

πŸ’›Jess

I just met a girl and we recently became friends but she plays softball which really opened my eyes to it. I want to start playing but am I coming in too late? I'm in eighth grade this year and I know nothing about it bc I'm too old for lessons. What do I do?

Actually I didn’t start taking lessons until 8th grade so your totally fine!! Yes you’re starting late but hell, if you put in the hard work and dedication anything is possible. If you truly have a passion for it, it’ll be easy to work hard to become better! But it is hard work. I’m talking practice everyday. But you can do it! You can literally do anything you want with your life so spend it doing something you’re passionate about.

πŸ’›jess

Softball ain’t for the weak.

Softball ain’t for the weak.

Ive never played outfield in my life before and my coach put me there the last 4 games because im fast and he "needed me there" I got one ball that shortstopped missed in 4 games. Im a second baseman and I mean I think im pretty good. Now hes playing his daughter there because she was crying she never plays infield, and she missed 5 easy plays and he kept her there. I don't hate playing the outfield because at least im playing, I just hate that hes playing his daughter in a place she shouldn't
Anonymous

Complete and utter bullshit. But it happens all the damn time. Don’t play for a Dad. Just don’t. Honestly.

πŸ’›Jess

Ps - glad to hear how modest you are about being the better innie stuck in the OF (calm down outies, I don’t mean to offend you - us innies just like our dirt.) way to be a team player πŸ‘πŸ‘ but work your way back where you belong πŸ˜‰

I'm trying out for a new travel team next week have any tips on how I can better my chance making the team

Best tip: CONFIDENCE πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

You better walk on to that diamond like they are begging you to play for them, which they will be.

πŸ’›jess

Check out my softball Instagram account? It's @softball_swag_ :) thx bby <3
Anonymous

Sure, as long as you check out mine…

Jessica_berryy on insta & twitter 😘

Do you know of anything that will help me with the mental part of my game?
Anonymous

THE BEST WAY TO HELP YOU IS TO READ THE BOOK MIND GYM. READ IT. ANNOTATE IT (I did). EAT IT. BREATHE IT. SLEEP IT.

MIND GYM FTW

πŸ’›jess

I recently made a travel team and now I am their #4 pitcher. I have been taking pitching lessons for 10 months now but I'm having trouble getting faster and getting rid of old habits. I really want to be the #1 pitcher but I feel like I'm not getting an better. What should I do?
Anonymous

1. Tell your coach that you want to be number 1 and ask him/her exactly what you need to do to get there. It makes such an impression on coaches to come up to them like that, trust me.

2. Tell your pitching coach. Ask her what drills you should work on to increase speed and yada yada. She will know better than anyone. But if she doesn’t, try another pitching coach for a lil bit. Maybe a session or two. But getting another perspective on something during a slump is always a good thing.

3. Keep on keepin’ on.

πŸ’›jess

Bc it&#8217;s Jenny Finch

Bc it’s Jenny Finch