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Is Softball A Sport?

- Softball has never been a sport that has been of great interest to me and I had never attended a game prior to watching the Fighting Illini Softball team. I did not really have any impressions regarding the softball team other than some opinions from our class saying that overall they are not a very strong team and have struggled in the past in terms of stats and accumulating fans. Similar to the women’s basketball team I believe that the sport is not really respected and therefore not college students want to attend the games....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Foul ball, Game]

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Softball : The Major Differences Of Softball Vs. Baseball

- Softball is not the same thing as baseball. The first question I get when I tell people I play softball is, “Isn't that the same thing as baseball?”. Yeah, no. Softball is completely different than baseball. First off, in softball, the pitcher pitches underhand instead of overhand (like in baseball ). Second, in softball, the pitching rubber is 43 feet away from the plate instead of 60.5 feet away from the plate. Also, you can lead off the bases in baseball, which are 90 feet away, and you cannot in softball, where the bases are only 60 feet away....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Catcher, Baseball positions]

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Baseball And Softball : Is The Sister Sport? Baseball?

- Softball is known as the sister sport to baseball. They look very similar but are very different. Some say that baseball is a lot harder than softball and some say the complete opposite. But to form an opinion a bunch of things come into factor to try figure and figure out which side you stand on. From the size of the ball to the size of the field these things play into factor of each opinion. Both baseball and softball have qualities that set them apart and that can make one more challenging than the other at times....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Baseball rules]

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Softball And Baseball Essay

- Softball and baseball is played all over the world, in parks, stadiums, and even back yards. Adults, teenagers, and children play these two sports but they all know the basics of the game. The two games are very popular around the world. There is a lot to know and learn about the games of softball and baseball. Softball and baseball both deal with rules, pitching, and the environment in some of the same ways but also separate ways at the same time. Understanding the rules and regulations determine how successful players will be in sports....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Pitcher, Catcher, Fastball]

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My Speech On Mountain Grove Softball History

- As Paige and I walked across the field towards our team I felt euphoric. Four long years of work, sweat, and dedication had led up to this night. It was the perfect end to my senior year of softball. The scoreboard just beyond the mass of sweaty, screaming softball players read 15-0. This was the final score of the district championship game, a game my team had never won before. The applause and cheers of the fans echoed in my ears for hours afterward As I lay on my bed, that night I could still hear the umpire calling “ballgame” and solidifying victory and our mark on Mountain Grove Softball history....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Baseball rules, First baseman]

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Softball And Baseball Are More Dangerous And Fast Paced Than Baseball

- “Batter up!” the umpire yelled from behind home plate on the diamond-shaped field for the inning to begin. Adrenaline rushed through the players’ veins as the crowd cheering echoed from the bleachers to the outfield. Softball and baseball are team sports which both require an umpire and a diamond shaped field. All players are important. Most aspects of the games are the same. Each team has only nine players on the field at nine different positions. Each inning ends when there are three outs. Baseball generally consists of nine innings, whereas softball usually is played in seven innings....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Pitcher, Imperial units]

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Comparing Softball And Baseball : Softball Vs. Baseball

- Softball and baseball are two sports that are very similar, yet very different. The techniques used are alike, but they’re not exactly the same. They are mostly different and similar in hitting, fielding, and pitching styles. First of all, baseball players will always say that softball is the easier sport; especially when it comes to hitting. From the perspective of a softball player, I think that baseball is easier. There are longer bases, longer pitching distance, and those tiny baseballs travel a long way....   [tags: Baseball, Pitcher, Catcher, Baseball positions]

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The Benefits of Baseball and Softball

- Baseball, invented in 1845, derived from a game known as ‘Rounders,’ and later became known as “America’s Pastime.” Years down the road, during the 1930’s a sport known as fast pitch softball evolved, providing firefighters an activity to complete while not on the job. Emerging from the shadows of a creative mind, these sports became very popular and provided a cheap source of entertainment. Areas such as field maintenance, rules, fundamentals of the game, and batting regulations can be compared....   [tags: fields, innings, children, bases, pitches]

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Softball Is My Main Sport

- Softball was my main sport, but I did everything else until it was time to play softball. I fell in love with softball at an early age. I would play every summer or I was asked to play which helped me travel all over the place and meet new friends. Each year I played my love for the sport grew more and more. I played on multiple teams throughout the summer. Playing with one of my teams I gained the advantage to visit Santé Fe, New Mexico two years in a row to play softball. When I reached 8th grade I was excited about playing for the high school softball team until I figured out how it really was....   [tags: High school, Ninth grade, Baseball, Game]

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My Experience With Playing Softball

-   I have participated in softball since I was old enough to swing a bat. I began to play t-ball when I was four years old and I have continued to play up to this day at eighteen years old. I have always enjoyed the sport even when times got rocky and frustration got the best of me. To me, softball was a great way to get my exercise, relieve stress, and meet new friends along my journey. Playing softball has taught me patience (as much as I could handle), it encouraged me to better myself as a player, teammate, and myself....   [tags: High school, Learning, Play, Game]

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My Experience At A Softball Tournament

- What I remember is playing in a softball tournament in 2013 with my travel team. It was championship game day and to me, that day was very important. I was playing outfield and it was a new position for me so I had no idea what I was supposed to do besides catch the ball and throw it in to the middle infielders. I was unaware that the ball would be so slippery from the wet grass, which made it much more difficult to control. As the game continued, it started getting very intense and all we heard was the crowd continuously yelling after every pitch thrown or play made....   [tags: Baseball, Game, Bone, Concussion]

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Olympic Softball Controversy

- Softball was just a hobby for many people until the ASA (American Softball Association) decided to change that. The ASA wanted to recognize softball as a competitive sport worldwide and be a part of the Olympic program. The ASA would continue to be a hard working organization through the ups and downs of the sport of softball. (“USA Softball”). The IOC (International Olympic Committee) would eventually help the ASA overcome its biggest obstacle and give softball its big break (“USA Softball”). The ASA would later find out the success of the U.S....   [tags: US involvement, getting it back in]

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My High School Softball Career

- My high school softball career I am Kameron Stevenson. I am from a small town in Louisiana called Jonesville where everybody knows everybody. I grew up in a single parent home with my one sibling, my brother. I am going to tell you a little about my life, as a Block Bear. My 8th grade year of high school I was on the softball and basketball team. My freshman year I was on the basketball and softball team, and a BHS Dazzler which is danceline. Softball was my main sport, but I did everything else until it was time to play softball....   [tags: High school, Ninth grade, Educational years]

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The Softball Swing

- Chapter One: Introduction Over the past fifteen to twenty years women's fastpitch softball popularity has continued to grow and spread internationally. By the mid-1990s it was played in more than 85 countries under the eye of the International Softball Federation (ISF). It has become increasingly popular among women at the youth and collegiate levels. More than 630 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member institutions sponsor women's softball programs, and national championships for women are held in all three NCAA sports divisions (Encarta, 1998)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Community Based Softball Team

- Since my youth, I’ve always been known to go above and beyond the expected. Peers acknowledge me for my dedication and hardworking attitude, and being able to represent California State University, Northridge with said persistence has been nothing but rewarding. From my days of youth to today, I have proven myself to overcome any challenge, big or small, whilst teaching others and representing my community in a positive light. At the extremely young age of 11, my community based softball team “Nunaka Valley” became the first team from Alaska to represent the Western Region of the United States in the Little League Softball World Series, placing 8th....   [tags: High school, College, Latin honors, Middle school]

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An Assessment Of The Company 's Softball Team

- In the first situation, I would take Action C, that is, make the decision myself with reasons. After an assessment of the employees’ capabilities, I would choose the most qualified for the task at hand. Later, I would explain the reasons behind my decision to the workforce to avoid instances of distrust among the employees. The most qualified will be the one chosen to do the task before the impending deadline. In the second situation, this manager would chose action A. By having an employee volunteer, this manager feels that he or she would more happier to work late than making someone who does not want to be there....   [tags: Management, Leadership, The Final]

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How The Baseball Has Become A Popular Over The Past Years

- Women’s baseball has become very popular over the past few years. When the guys had to leave for war, Baseball was in jeopardy of being forgotten. During the war many people are judging those who play baseball. They are judging because the players are getting paid to play the game that they love. Most people would prefer that the money going towards the players paychecks would instead go to war funds. To no avail that never really happened because the players insisted on getting the money that they had earned by showcasing their special talents....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Fastpitch softball]

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International Governing Body Of The World Baseball Softball Confederation

- The International Baseball Federation and the International Softball Federation have been recognized since the late 1930s. As time went by, these two federations realized that they wanted a joint proposal in order to revive play of both sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics. As a part of this proposal, the two organizations began the process of merging into a brand new federation that will govern the similar sports. As the governing body of baseball and softball today, the World Baseball Softball Confederation is charged with overseeing all international competitions and holds the exclusive rights of all competitions, tournaments and world championships featuring National Teams....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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I Love Softball So I am a Coach

- I am a high school softball coach and a high school social studies teacher. The reason why I am coaching softball is because I love softball and would like to teach other people about the sport I love. One day I would like to see the girls I coach love softball as much as I do. Softball is not the only sport, but it is a part of my life and it is the game that I love. The reason why I would like to teach social studies is because social; studies is my favorite subject and I would like to teach my student how many people risked their lives and died forming our country....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Softball

- Softball is a sport that is known throughout the United States and the world. Softball originated on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago in 1887. The game was actually said to have begun as an indoor game. Softball was started by a group of men who had gathered at a club to watch the Harvard vs. Yale football game. When the news came that Yale had defeated Harvard, 17-8, one Yale supporter, overcome with enthusiasm, picked up an old boxing glove and threw it at a nearby Harvard alumni, who promptly tried to hit it back with a stick....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overview of the Sport Softball

- George Hancock's first intention was to come up with a way for baseball players to stay in practice during the winter. Instead, on September 16, 1887 in Chicago, he invented a whole new sport, the first version of softball. It was referred to then as just "Indoor Baseball." The first game of baseball consisted of a boxing glove tied into a ball and a broom handle which was used as the bat. After the game was successful with a score of 44-40, Hancock developed a ball and a bat that could be used to play the game....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Female Pioneers of Softball

- Female Pioneers of Softball For this Women of Diversity Group Project, my group chose to write about female pioneers in sport. Within that category I chose female pioneers of softball. During this paper I will discuss the history of the sport and female participation in the sport. I will also give some statistics and make comparisons between females and males involved in softball and baseball. Softball was developed as an indoor game in 1887 by George W.Hancock in Chicago. He used a 17-inch ball with outward turned seams....   [tags: Papers]

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Softball

- Softball In 1891 Canadian-American physical education teacher James Naismith set out to invent a new game to entertain athletes at the School for Christian Workers during the winter season. With a soccer ball, he outlined 13 original rules and sent the school janitor to find two boxes to serve as goals. However, the janitor found two half-bushel peach baskets, and the game was played with these. The first basketballs were made from panels of leather stitched together with a rubber bladder inside....   [tags: Papers]

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Setting Goals For The Berry College Softball Team

- Berry College softball had a tremendous season in the spring of 2011. They recorded a 20 and 11 season, which is more than a 50 percent win-lose ratio, (Berry Athletics). Although this is a winning season, the team and the coaches expect improvements next season. The one area of improvement that could benefit the team is full defense. Full defense refers to the infield, outfield, and most importantly, the pitchers. Among the defense in the 2011 season, they committed 59 errors. Their opponents committed 73....   [tags: Athletics]

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Softball 's Second Attempt At A Professional League

- The National Pro Fastpitch League, softball’s third attempt at a professional league in the United States, has not made a profit in the nine seasons it has been around (Baxter & Rohlin, 2014). The games are rarely televised and the women bus from game to game in effort to cut costs, but still cannot make a profit. The Women’s National Basketball Association, or WNBA, is televised largely because the National Basketball Association (NBA) owns half of every team. Additionally, the NBA takes on the WNBA as a loss every year in its annual budget (Greenwell, 2015)....   [tags: Professional sports, Football, Amateur sports]

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The Braintree Policeman Executive Officer's Softball Team

- Setting The Braintree Policeman Executive Officer's softball team consists of thirteen nine- and ten-year old girls that live in Braintree, Massachusetts. The main coach is a college female senior from Boston University and is supervised by a father of one of the girls on the team, hereby named Coach J and Coach P respectively. This will be the second year Coach J has coached this team, but she has been assisting since high school. Coach P has coached this team previously, and coaches other sports in Braintree....   [tags: Sports]

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Baseball versus Softball

- Baseball versus Softball While the games of baseball and softball each have many fans, many players prefer to play one or the other but not both. Although baseball and softball are similar in many ways, they have some notable differences. The pace with which each game is played, the rules of each, and the level of leagues are different for each. While some people prefer the slower action of softball, others prefer the faster action of baseball. The game of baseball is male dominated because many males prefer the faster, harder baseball since it makes the game more of a challenge....   [tags: Papers]

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Demonstration Speech: How to Play Baseball

- Baseball/softball was, is, and always will be one of the most popular sports of all time. Homeruns, stealing second base, and spectacular plays and catches on the playing field will continue to catch the eyes of millions of people around the globe. Today I’m going to give you a brief demonstration of how the game of baseball/softball is played. A team of players usually ranges from ten to forty players depending on how many people join the squad. The field consists of nine players on defense, as well as one batter at the plate playing offense....   [tags: Softball, Sports]

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Influential Softball Coach

- Influential Softball Coach I met a life changing individual in middle school. We referred to him as “Mr. D”. He was my seventh and eighth grade English teacher. I sat in his class and dozed off during his grammar lectures. He often sparked my attention with jokes, sports scores, stories from literature books. However, the majority of Mr. D’s classes were not overly exciting or stellar in anyway. In the spring of my seventh eighth grade year I decided to branch out and try a new sport. I signed up for our school’s softball team....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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My Personal Occupational History Includes Being A Softball Player

- An occupation is anything that has or will occupy your time. Every one has their own occupational history. It is important to know what is involved in performing your occupations correctly. An occupational history includes any of your past, present and future occupations. My personal occupational history includes being a softball player, a waitress, a mother, and in the future an occupational therapist assistant. One of my past occupations was a leisure, which was being a softball player. The specific duties required to be a softball player are hitting, throwing, catching, and fielding the ball....   [tags: Sensory system, Sense, Occupational therapy]

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Personal Narrative- Pitching at my Softball Game and Contemplating Life

- This feeling in my nose tickles throughout. I let out a loud sneeze. I would be lying to you if I did not tell you it was a clean dry sneeze. The dirt from the ground tingled in my nose again and I let out another sneeze. The air was warm but dry the kind of weather that did not know if it wanted to be a warm winter day or a cold spring afternoon. When the wind blew, even just a little bit, it was like an orange dirt tornado out of the movie, The Wizard of Oz going everywhere. I closed my eyelids so tight I start to see textures in neon colours in the inside of my lids....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Injury Interview : The Athlete Plays Softball And She Plays Short Stop

- Injury Interview The athlete plays softball, and she plays short stop. She is eighteen years old. She has had no previous injuries. The injury that she sustained was an ACL tear, and she tore both the medial and lateral meniscus. She was injured while playing in a softball tournament. She was running to first base after bunting the ball, and the second baseman that was coving first base was trying to find the base. The second baseman was actually all the way over the safety base, and when the athlete went to touch the base, she hit the second baseman’s leg in full stride....   [tags: Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee, Medial meniscus]

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Do People Think They Know Everything About Slowpitch And Fastpitch Softball?

- Do people think they know everything about slowpitch and fastpitch softball. In slowpitch, there are ten players from each team allowed on the field; while in fastpitch, there is one less player on the the field. Slowpitch is played during the fall by both male and female players. Fastpitch is played during the spring only by female players. During slowpitch, the weather is very hot and humid; in fastpitch, the weather is very cold. Slowpitch and fastpitch are both types of softball, but they have their differences in pitching, hitting, and base running....   [tags: Baseball, Baseball rules, Catcher, Pitch]

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Women and Sports

- It has taken many years for women to gain a semblance of equality in sports. Throughout history, women have been both excluded from playing sports and discriminated against in sports. Men’s sports have always dominated the college athletic field, but women were finally given a fighting chance after Title IX was passed. Title IX, among other things, requires scholarships to be equally proportioned between men and women’s sports. Although this was a huge gain for women, gender inequality still exists in sports today....   [tags: Women's Softball ]

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Why Talent Is The Best Way I Learned On The Softball Field

- The book opens up with a quote by the German proverb, “you will become clever through your mistakes.” I agree with this quote 100% because through personal experience mistakes are the best way I learned on the softball field. It has helped me grow as a player, teammate, and person. I guess a great way to start off this paper is the way he defined talent. Talent in the strictest sense is the possession of repeatable skills that don’t depend on physical size. That being said no matter what size you are the skills you possess is where talent is born for athletes....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Learning, Skill]

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The Modern Day Rules Of Baseball

- Baseball was founded in the 18th century and was derived from the European game of cricket. By the time the American Revolution began, contrasting variations of baseball were played nationwide. In September 1845, a group of men founded the New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club. One of these members, Alexander Joy Cartwright, is responsible for creating the modern-day rules of baseball. The Knickerbockers started the first official game of baseball in 1846 against a team of cricket players. On the other hand, softball was first developed on Thanksgiving Day 1887, while several men were awaiting the outcome of the Yale vs....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Pitcher, Catcher]

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I Was A Gym Class My Junior Year At Sherman Senior High School

- I was in gym class my junior year at Sherman Senior High School when my gym teacher Mr. Jones suggested that we go outside and play softball. The sun was shining bright and there was no rain in sight. When we opened the door to step outside, I could smell the fresh cut grass, and see a few of the remaining mud holes on the ground just as they were almost all dried up. The dark chocolate watery looking mud holes were halfway across the concrete parking lot with a glare beaming down from the sun. We made it to the field and I noticed that it was still slightly muddy from the rain we had gotten the night before and the sun was working its powers to dry it all up....   [tags: Game, Play, Softball, Baseball]

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How Sports Should Never Be Underestimated

- We’re All in This Together Development of children in a never-ending, day-to-day process, striving to achieve. Physical Activity is a must when it comes to the development of young people, and determining their physical, social, and emotional health. Benefits of sports should never be underestimated. Sports reach way past the impact of a good, physical well-being, and the values of educational benefits. Today in almost every school, physical activities are required in some form. They don’t only promote physical activity, they also help improve academic performance under certain conditions (Sports Education)....   [tags: Psychology, Developmental psychology, Softball]

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Physics : Physics And Physics

- Whether it is the angle needed to swing the bat, the force needed to kick the ball, or the speed needed to run, physics is present in every aspect of every sport. Players become aware at a young age that physics will be a part of their lives for as long as they play a sport, even if they are not aware of it. From the moment a child starts a sport, the many different methods used to improve revolve around physics. Softball is a prime example of this. Physics plays a role in softball because every aspect of this sport requires a certain momentum and force....   [tags: Baseball, Softball, Force, Fastball]

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Performance Enhancement Is Essential For Athletes

- When it comes to participating in sports, there is a certain level of risk that coaches go through. They are responsible for the aspects of their athletic program. It is vital that coaches build a positive relationship with their athletes. As an athlete, it is important to understand the importance of training their body both mentally and physically in order to produce outstanding peak performances. When it comes to nutrition, an athlete who does not consume the proper amount of nutrition when it comes to training, the results may be suboptimal because of the reduced ability to perform due to useless energy and lack of recovery....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Metabolism, Softball]

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Language Program Entry Essay

- “It’s not over until it’s over.” I learned the hard way just how true this adage is once I started high school. As a freshman in the spring of 2013 I decided to join Varsity Softball to socialize more. My team won our first game then had a solid losing streak. That spring I learnt humility and how to adjust quickly to trying or stressful situations. The lessons I learned from softball will hold me in good stead at your program, because I won’t get arrogant and believe I know everything, but will also be able to learn quickly and efficiently....   [tags: German, Softball, Teamwork]

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The Day Of My Life

- Early Saturday mornings start with waking up and getting ready, eating my banana while downing a glass of cold water. Since the age of seven that’s been my Saturday. My Saturdays are like clockwork for me, they never changed. The arrivals at the field were always the same, warm ups started, and shortly after we hit the field awaiting the first pitch to be thrown. We all had red clay in our veins, like we were born to play softball. Walking out at the beginning of the game I always jogged my way behind the plate geared up in my forty pounds of gear, kneeling down ready to play....   [tags: Baseball, Baseball rules, Softball]

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My Most Memorable Game Games

- My most memorable softball game was when I was 14 playing for a team called the ninja dolphins we were in a 2 day Halloween tournament played the first day we played two games and we won both the next day was Sunday we got there super early because we had 3 games that day if we wanted to make the championship game. I remember making it to the championship game we were winning and then we were down by two so we had to hit the ball like we never had it before remember having to go up to bat and there were runners on second and third and hit the ball I hit to right center field and got both of my teammates scored and then we got the lead and I remember stealing second base then our last two bat...   [tags: Baseball, Softball, High school, Game]

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Ncaa Rules For College Athletes

- According to NCAA rules, coaches may not contact prospective recruits before September 1, of the player’s junior year in high school. However, athletes can email, write visit or call coaches as often as they like. If an athlete is interested in a school, it is the athlete’s responsibility to notify the college coaches of that university. Students start “advertising” or “selling” themselves around age 12; thus, initiating the recruiting process. Recruiting has changed dramatically over the past ten years....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary school, Softball]

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History of Baseball

- The 1952 World Series began with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. The World Series goes to the team to first reach four wins through seven games, the best of the teams wins. In this occasion, the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers four games to three. Baseball today has many changes from 1952, such as team names. Todays World Series consist of the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox, in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals four games to two. Baseball is Americas past time, some of the greatest players played in the past of baseball....   [tags: world series, new york yankees, red soxs]

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My Life As A Block Bear

- I am Kameron Stevenson. I am from a residential area in Louisiana called Jonesville where everyone knows everyone. I experienced childhood in a solitary guardian home with my one kin, my sibling. I am going to inform you a touch of concerning my life as a Block Bear. My eighth grade year of secondary school I was on the softball and b-ball group. My first year I was on various groups, for example, the b-ball and softball group. Additionally as a first year recruit I was on the move group and we were known as the BHS Dazzlers....   [tags: High school, Educational years, College]

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Title IX and It’s Influence on Facilities Access By Scholastic and Collegiate Student-Athletes

- The infrastructure of an intercollegiate and interscholastic athletic program is vital to attract potential student-athlete. To train them to be the best they can be, and allow to be in a haven where they can focus on important tasks that are ahead of them. From luxurious locker rooms, to outfitted weight rooms, and even to the basic shower stalls, athletic fieldhouses and team centers are expanding and getting bigger and better each year. Sometimes it cannot be all about football and men’s basketball at universities, or even just the male sports....   [tags: high school sports, student athletes,title ix]

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differences among men and women

- Since we were little kids our little minds have been fed thoughts by elders that boys are very different from girls. When we were little we never really thought much of it. Now that we are older we see how different or how less different we actually are. Two things are different in male and females. One is the biological aspect such as our brains and body parts. Also the way we play certain sports are different. The difference in sports also ties in with the fact that men and women are biologically different....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Accommodating Religion in the Workplace

- The circumstances, images and fallout related to September 11, 2001 have caused many Americans to revisit their spiritual beliefs in attempt to process the horrific events of such an unimaginable day (Smith, 2003). In the years since the Fall of 2001, employees have developed an increasing desire to integrate their personal spirituality and religious beliefs with their professional lives (Cunningham, 2010). Managers are now faced with the difficult task of accommodating the varying spiritual beliefs of their workforce while tactfully mitigating religion-based issues in accordance with Title VII....   [tags: Title VII, mitigating religion-based problems]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- All throughout high school I played on the softball team. Proceeding the season before where we went undefeated with a district championship, my senior year we were supposed to be unstoppable. We received a few new players to add on to our army and the entire school was counting on our run to state. I was so excited to have an amazing end to my high school softball career, but unfortunately my dream was cut short when we lost in the first round of districts. I did not know that loss would change me the way it did....   [tags: High school, 2006 albums, English-language films]

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Coaches Are A Better Than Just Sports

- I believe that coaches are meant to coach athletes in more than just sports. I believe that they should also coach character. Throughout my years in high school I have always been in sports year round, and with every sport, comes a coach that has their own techniques and their own way of going about things. However, coach Weiser’s techniques work for me, and coach Erp’s do not. (BE 7) Coach Erp indirectly taught me that I should not play basketball, whereas coach Weiser taught me that it is okay not to be okay, but also to never give up....   [tags: Coaching, Coach, Baseball, Thing]

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A Bat in the Wind

- A Bat in the Wind Assume you are a screenwriter in the year 2010. You have been commissioned to write a movie script about women's sports and current society. What is the theme. Who are the protagonists. What are the issues and how does the movie end. "A Bat in the Wind" Timeless themes of equality, truth and perseverance are presented in this heartwarming tale of one courageous softball player and the wiffle bat that she adored. It all begins one summer day shortly after Tegan's sixth birthday....   [tags: Movie Script Film Creative Papers]

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Why Preschools Are Part Of The Social Construction Of Gender

- Children are like sponges, they learn something new every day. They imitate and learn the things that adults and other peers around them do. This is the reason why preschools are part of the social construction of gender in our society. In Martin’s reading (2014), he stated that gendering of children’s bodies is part of the “hidden curriculum” of schools. Schools socialize children to be the way society want them to behave; boys are tough and girls are fragile. There are various ways in which preschools socialize children....   [tags: Gender, Female, Woman, Male]

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Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace

- Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Today there are over 900 religious employee resource groups, according to the International Coalition of Workplace Ministries (Cañas & Sondak, 2010). These affinity groups can help encourage religious understanding by offering panel discussions that educate employees on their beliefs. By allowing open discussion, answering religious questions and creating an open, welcoming religious environment in the workplace employees can better relate to one another through shared religious principles (Cañas & Sondak, 2010)....   [tags: Religion]

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The Strategy that Wouldn't Travel

- Jimenez was successful in Wichita not because of the monthly chats, weekly baseball games or Keller, but because she set up an environment conducive to attaining results she needed. This achieved two critical goals- it enabled the employees develop cross-functional solutions and fostered a sense of ownership and commitment. Jimenez misunderstood what made the Wichita project successful. Instead of trying to set up circumstances conducive to developing site-specific solutions in Lubbock, she simple imported the methods that the Wichita employees had created....   [tags: Jimenez and the Wichita project]

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Competition And Buying Patterns Of Clients Choose Training Centers Based On Their Reputations For High Quality Service

- 4.3.1 Competition and Buying Patterns Clients choose training centers based on their reputations for high quality service, location, their trainers, and great pricing. With our excellent trainers and state of the art equipment, we don 't feel like we have that much competition in the Delaware area. Any competition that we may come across will come from either a private instructor or another training facility. However, those training facilities will not have strength and conditioning classes for other athletes that are not in baseball or softball....   [tags: Target market, Marketing, Revenue, Target]

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The Women Of Women 's Athletics, The Most Historically And Culturally Significant Canadian Sport Figure

- Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld is the most historically and culturally significant Canadian sport figure. Rosenfeld was a pioneer for women’s athletics, and was a role model to many young girls and working class women. When at a time when women in sport was not considered proper, Fanny broke down barriers, competing in high levels of softball, hockey, and basketball and track. She was a women of firsts, she helped define Canadian women in sport. Fanny, was born in Katrinosalov, Russia which is now part of Ukraine on December 28, 1904....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Ontario]

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Introducing Sports At a Young Age Improves the Child's Life

- Have you ever been told that you are too young to be playing in competitive sports. Research shows that introducing sports at a young age can make a positive impact on a child’s life. Sports gives children a great foundation in life. It teaches them lessons that will help them grow into well rounded adults. Although there are many people who will say that children playing competitive sports is a negative, studies prove that competitive sports creates competence, confidence, connections, and character....   [tags: confidence, academics, character]

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I Was The Most Important Thing Of My Life

- I was adopted when I was four years old. There’s a lot of negativity that can come with a background like mine, but I like to surround myself with people who try to see the best in every situation. I have come to believe that, despite my struggles and self-conflict, my outgoing personality and character has led me to Wallace State and has made me who I am today. I have three sisters, a brother, four nephews, a niece and two loving parents. Growing up, I was taught family is the most important thing you can have because at the end of the day they are all you have....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Middle school]

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The New Development Has Economic Incentives

- On December 10, 2010, Anna May Ahern passed away at the age of 103. Mrs. Ahern was the owner and operator of the Evergreen Country Club for most of her life. Many people wondered what would happen to the country club once she passed away. Some of the property ended up being sold to retail developers for 7.5 million dollars. The rest of the property was purchased by the Village of Evergreen Park. Three years later, Meijer, Inc. and Menards, Inc. both opened stores on the property. With the rest of the property, the village of Evergreen Park built a driving range, a dog park, and a frisbee golf course....   [tags: Golf, Golf ball, Golf course, Dog]

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Graduation Speech : High School Graduation

- Saturday night was my high school graduation and my party was Sunday afternoon. That whole weekend my family was coming in to town to watch me walk across the stage. This made me feel happy and amazing. When I got my diploma I was so excited. It felt great to have a great achievement already finished. As my family came and supported me at my graduation was awesome, I felt really proud of myself for what I have accomplished. When Sunday came around I went to church that morning. When I came home we got ready for my party to show off my accomplishments, that I got through high school....   [tags: Family, High school, Grandparent]

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Juniors ' Activities Outside Of School

- Juniors’ Activities Outside of School During freshman year in the high school cafeteria I began to realize that my once extremely close class was starting to break apart and divide into new groups or cliques. I watched as friends broke apart and ventured out to new people, new things, and new situations--not bad ones, just different. These cliques began to form by the activities that are taking place outside of school, for example: the athletes, the honorary students, and the careless ones. Typically, the athletes are in the gym, the honorary students are studying anywhere and everywhere, and the careless ones are usually socializing at the local “it” place in town....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity, Education]

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Role of Physics in Sports

- The motions of throwing, batting, and fielding will be presented in physics terms and ideas. Physics plays a big role in sports. One particular sport is softball, where we will be seeing different motions represented. First, we are going to look at the two different types of throwing. There is the regular over-hand throw and there is also the pitching style. When looking at the regular over-hand throw and the pitching style of throwing, many of the same concepts apply to both. In pitching, there are three main issues involved....   [tags: Sports]

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The Houses in My Life

- The Houses in My Life Houses are all different in one way or the other some are small and some are big. My house is not small, it’s not big. That old house is located in the Meadows Place Community on Bloomington Ln and it’s about 40 years old. The old house I have lived in was so small the rooms were like a shoes box of small. The walls were starting to fall apart from how old it was. The kitchen was all destroyed because the one of the cabinets fell off and then the rest started to fall off too....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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jennie Finch

- “You play like a girl!” used to be one of baseball’s classic insults. Not anymore. Softball diva Jennie Finch has made it cool to not only throw like a girl, but to run, field and hit like one, too. Not since Babe Ruth has a player dominated so completely from the pitching rubber and the batter’s box, and she even gives the Bambino a run for his money in the charisma department. Jennie has also accomplished something Ruth never could: She is showing the boys it’s okay to be one of the girls. This is her story… GROWING UP Jennie Finch was born on September 3, 1980, in La Mirada, California....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sophi What Was The Name Of Your Friends Or Family Have Any Nicknames For You?

- Sophia: Okay so the first question is, what is your full name and did any of your friends or family have any nicknames for you. Bernard: Well my full name is uh… Bernard Maggio, well Bernard Joseph Maggio. And nicknames, well let me see...uh there was dove,stuff, benny brooklyn...hmm and there’s probably a few others but those three will do. Sophia: What was the significance of those nicknames. Bernard: Well they called my dove because it was a peaceful sign, when I was just the opposite of being peaceful....   [tags: High school, Middle school, School terminology]

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The Pros And Cons Of Growing Up A Tomboy

- Growing up a tomboy has made me the woman I am today. I love who I am, but I have not always loved the assumptions people made about me when they looked at my clothes or behavior. Growing up as a tomboy does not contribute to the regular gender norms of femininity and masculinity. In this paper, I will synthesize two articles written by Aaron Devor and Mariah Burton Nelson and explain how they relate to me growing up as a tomboy. Growing up a tomboy had its pros and cons. It was always a plus to be able to dominate the handle- ball court at recess, and at a certain time in my like it was the biggest compliment to be considered “one of the boys.” Being a tomboy gave me a strong platform to be...   [tags: Gender, Woman, Male, Gender role, Masculinity]

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Coaching Philosophy : The Determinant Of A Coaching

- One’s coaching philosophy might be the largest determinant of a coaching career. The coaching philosophy chosen by each individual is crucial to how a career can be defined, as well as how a team coached by this individual functions in both practices and competitive situations. The coaching philosophy set in place by the coach is the fundamental foundation of the program itself. It not only provides direction for the coaching staff and others surrounding the program, but it also sets a threshold for the athletes on the participating team....   [tags: Coaching, Coach, Philosophy, Players]

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Walla Walla University and Oregon Institute University

- ... They offers majors in: Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s. The top ten majors taken at WWU are, Bachelor’s: 21%Health Professions, 13%Business/Marketing, 13%Engineering, 6%Biology, 6%Education, 6%Foreign Languages and Literature, 5%Public Administration and Social Services, 5%Visual and Performing Arts, Associate: 50%Business/Marketing, 33%Visual and Performing Arts. The minimum requirements for attending WWU are: Need to have completed an SAT or ACT exam, Must have scored at least Above 450 in the separate areas of the SAT and at least a 21 on the compiled ACT exam, must have a 3.00+ GPA, and must have taken 4 yrs....   [tags: tuition, location, activities, majors]

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Hughie Papworth, the Flat, and Nemahbin Lodge

- The being-a-kid part of the summer really got rolling with Hughie’s arrival. I could hear them calling to one another, and playing while I cranked the mulish water pump. It seems that moments of extreme frustration register more vividly in my memory. I confess to banging the gas tank with my fist that morning. I’d have picked up the whole assembly and thrown it in the river if I’d been as strong as the lumberjack folk hero, Paul Bunyan. It took no longer than usual to get the pump going and to raise the water pressure sufficiently, but it seemed like it took three times as long....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Dangerous Injuries Caused by Playing Baseball

- ... Symptoms associated with a UCL injury include the following: pain on the inside of the elbow, a sense of looseness or instability elbow, decreased ability to throw a baseball or other object. (Tommy). Rarely do UCL injuries interfere with non-throwing activities, such as: activities of daily living, exercising, lifting weights, batting in baseball or running (Tommy). Some players are usually first treated with conservative (non-surgical) therapies. These therapies include: rest, ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Tommy)....   [tags: types of injuries, types of players]

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Family System Lens Contextualist Theory Mapping

- Family System Lens-Contextualist Theory Mapping My experiences and relationships nurtured my development, as it molded me into the person I am today. Urie Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory states children are affected by their environment and interactions through direct and indirect contact. This shed light on my development at seven years old as I remember being told that I needed to be supervised at all times, because there was a great fear of strangers kidnapping children. Therefore, this event cultivated a different dynamic on how parents raised their children and let them play....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother, Nuclear family]

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My Parents Were A Match

- My parents were a match made in heaven, sharing many qualities right down to their rhyming names, Andy and Brandy. Unfortunately, they seemed to share the same background as well. Both of my parents came from divorced families; their dads left their mothers when they were very young. By the time my dad had graduated high school his mother had already divorced his step-father. Mother and her family had moved between relative’s houses as many as five times before settling in Colby, were she would become my dad’s high school sweetheart....   [tags: Family, Father, College, Colby]

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My Life - Original Writing

- My mother sounds like a country song and my father, a broke rapper rapping. When my father comes to mind I think of a softball field and blaring music. My mother brings up a clean house and putting my brother to bed at night. Although, they are my parents I know they aren’t perfect. They will let me down and at other times they will catch me. Throughout my life I’ve been let down but I won’t let my past define my future. I was the only kid for four years. In that time I never really saw how bad life was....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Parent]

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Why Youngsters Love Video Games

- There are numerous reasons why youngsters these days-love videogames One-Of these reasons will be the work of comical figures and vivid shades which unquestionably looks popular with the kiddies. You may have also observed how they’d travel before the check and giggle impatiently as though they’re seeing an earlier cartoon day show every time they visit a gaming shown on screen. And for them, comprehending that you’ll be able to manage these heroes via a game controller station is much more fascinating....   [tags: cartoons, controller, utube]

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The Summer of 2005

- I remember the summer of 2005 as if it was happening right now. The hot weather, long days and softball were the only things I looked forward to all year long. Softball is my passion and that year I played on two slow pitch teams and a boy’s hardball team. I devoted all my time to practice, spending five out of seven days at a baseball field. I was determined, devoted and completely in love with the sport, that ended up ruining the rest of my perfect summer days. The disaster happened on June 19, 2005....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Education and Extracurricular Activities

- There are a number of people who focus solely on their academics and nothing else. While school work is important, extracurricular activities also play an important role in a child’s life. Extracurricular activities offer a wide range of opportunities and benefits. Doing something outside of school helps children to “explore physical, creative, social, political, and career interests with like-minded people.”(Teens Health) When the thought of extracurricular activities is brought up, most people would assume sports such as basketball, soccer, or baseball....   [tags: academics, leadership, drugs]

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Biography of Bobbie Rosenfeld

- Bobbie Rosenfeld Canada’s most famous female all-around athlete in the 1920s was Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld. Baseball, basketball, fastball, golf, hockey,lacrosse, softball, speed skating, tennis, and track and field were some of the sports that Bobbie played and she mastered all of them (“Bobbie Rosenfeld: One of the Greatest All-Around Athletes”). The first event that put Rosenfeld in the spotlight was the 100-metre sprint that she ran, for fun, in a small track and field meet in 1923. During the meet she came first in the race, beating Rosa Grosse, the leading Canadian champion....   [tags: athletic accomplishments, records]

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The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Centered Around Two Jewish Families in WWII

- The Chosen takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the 1950’s. It was the time where everyone has their radio on all the time, just to keep up with recent news on World War II. It is centered mainly on two boys and their families. Despite both families being devotedly Jewish, they treat their religion in a very different way and end up influencing each other. Reuvan Malter is one of the main characters and he also narrates the book. His dad teaches at the school he goes to, which makes Reuvan very smart and friendly with most of the students....   [tags: friends, college, baseball]

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Swimming Pool And The Room On A Blue Low One Seater Couch

- Upon my arrival I sat in a corner of the lounge on a blue low one seater couch. There were four more small blue couches with tables next to me along the wall. And four big navy blue couches in the middle that can be converted into one huge bed. The walls on both sides of me were covered of sports photography. One frame had a picture with all the softball girls crowded together for a silly group picture, the other frame consisted with the volleyball boy in a huddle before a game. In total there are about fifteen frames with pictures of individual athletes, teams, and or the scenery in which the teams are playing in....   [tags: Basketball, Volleyball, Boy, YMCA]

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