SOFTBALL is a game resembling baseball that is played on a smaller
diamond, with a larger ball, and it is pitched underhand. There are 9 players on a softball team.
This sport was invented in
Chicago in 1888 as an indoor game. It has had various names over
the years including indoor baseball, playground ball, kitten ball, and,
because it was also played by women, ladies' baseball. The name softball
was given to the game in 1926.
It is popular as an amateur sport in the U.S., and has grown in
popularity outside of North America over the last 50 years.
Types of Softball....
There are two types of
softball recreational softball, and travel/select softball.
recreational league is
a more relaxed, less competitive environment. This league is
divided into t-ball, coach pitch and competitive divisions with each
division created based on age.
The travel/select division
requires that children tryout for a position on the team. Skill
level is very high in these leagues and competition is tough. In
this league your child's skills will improve substantially simply
because of the competition, dedication and practice.