How to know if you’re addicted to fastpitch softball

Dave over at Girls Fastpitch Softball just put up a great post with a list of 10 ways to know you’re addicted to fastpitch softball. He is definitely right on! A lot of the ways come back to watching games where you have no particular vested interest — no kids playing, don’t even know anyone on the team.

I had that experience last Spring. I had gone down to the St. Louis area (Illinois side) to watch my son’s soccer team play in a tournament down there. It was close to SIU-Edwardsville, a D2 college, and was excited to learn that 1) they would be playing at home, 2) one day the soccer game was within walking distance of the softball field and 3) a couple of the games would be at a different time than my son’s games so I could stop by to watch. I got to see all of one game and part of another on Saturday, plus part of a third game on Sunday. I didn’t know a soul there, but it was fun to watch nonetheless. I even e-mailed the SIU-E coach afterwards with a tip on their opponent’s pitcher giving away her curve ball (which she couldn’t throw for a strike, at least that day).

He is definitely right. There is no known cure. All you can do is feed the addiction and hope your spouse doesn’t catch on! 


About Ken Krause

Ken Krause has been coaching girls fastpitch softball for nearly 20 years. Some may know him as a contributing columnist to Softball Magazine, where he writes Krause's Korner -- a regular column sponsored by Louisville Slugger. Ken is also the Administrator of the Discuss Fastpitch Forum, the most popular fastpitch discussion forum on the Internet. He is currently a Three Star Master Coach with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), and is certified by both the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and American Sports Education Program (ASEP). Ken is a private instructor specializing in pitchers, hitters, and catchers. He teaches at North Shore Baseball Academy in Libertyville, IL and Pro-Player Consultants in McHenry, IL.

Posted on January 24, 2007, in General Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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