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National Softball Officials Certification Program

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Fastpitch

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If you think softball is just a "womens version" of the great American pastime of baseballwell, think again. Fastpitch softball is one of the most widely played sports in the world, with tens of millions of active participants in various age groups. But the origins of this beloved sport and the charismatic athletes who helped it achieve prominence in the mid-twentieth century have been largely forgotten, until now. Fastpitch brings to life the eclectic mix of characters that make up softballs vibrant 129-year history. From its humble beginnings in 1887, when it was invented in a Chicago boat club and played with a broomstick, to the rise in the 1940s and 1950s of professional-caliber company-sponsored teams that toured the country in style, softballs history is as diverse as it is fascinating. Though its thought of today as a womans sport, fastpitch softballs early years featured several male stars, such as the vaudeville-esque Eddie Feigner, whose signature move was striking out batters while blindfolded. But because softball was one of the only team sports that women were allowed to play competitively, it took on added importance for female athletes. Top fastpitch teams of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, such as the New Orleans Jax Maids and Connecticuts Raybestos Brakettes, gave women access to employment and travel opportunities that would have been unavailable to them otherwise. At a time when female athletes had almost no prospects, softball offered them a chance to flourish. Women put off marriage and moved across the country just for a shot at joining a strong team. Told from the perspective of such influential players as Bertha Ragan Tickey, who set strikeout records and taught Lana Turner to pitch, and Joan Joyce, who struck out baseball legend Ted Williams and helped found a professional softball league with Billie Jean King, Fastpitch chronicles softballs rich history and its uncertain future (as evidenced by its controversial elimination from the 2012 Olympics and the mounting efforts to have it reinstated). A celebration of this unique American sport and the role it plays in our culture today, Fastpitch is as entertaining as it is inspiring. -- Provided by publisher.

National Softball Coaching Development Program

Author : Softball Canada
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Canadiana

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Everything I Know about Softball

Author : Stephin Bucket
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A humorous gift for softball players & enthusiasts, softball coaches, trainers, softball umpires and officials, sports reporters, sports journalists, sports doctors & therapists, diehard fans, softball aficionados, facilities managers, and anyone else involved in the sport of softball. What do they know? Nothing at all. The book has no text inside. **** This journal alternates between 9 LINED pages for writing and 1 BLANK page for sketching/drawing throughout - no text. Size 5.2" x 0.2" x 8" with 110 pages total. **** Its pages can be used for stats or training notes, a record of special memories, sketches and diagrams, a very long bucket list, a notebook for tips and tricks, and much more. Make the journal even more special by stuffing a gift certificate or a little cash into the folds. Related terms: softball, softball player, softball coach, softball trainer, softball umpire, Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), World Series championships, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), International Softball Federation, slow-pitch softball, fast-pitch softball, National Softball Association (NSA), ISF championships, International Softball Federation, United States Specialty Sports Association, International Softball Congress, European Softball Federation, NCAA Division I Softball Championship. On the BACK COVER: This handbook serves as a comprehensive record of everything you know about the game of softball!

No Girls in the Clubhouse

Author : Marilyn Cohen
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Even though teenaged girl Jackie Mitchell once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, women are still striking out on the hardball diamond. This book builds on recently published histories of women as amateur and professional players, umpires, sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America’s pastime. Drawing on anthropological and feminist perspectives, the book examines the ways that constructions of women’s bodies and normative social roles have pushed them toward softball instead of baseball. Sportswriter accounts, Title IX sex-discrimination suits, and interviews with players explore the obstacles and the social isolation of females who join all-male baseball teams, while also discussing policies that inhibit the practice.

The Sports Hall of Fame Encyclopedia

Author : David Blevins
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Provides a comprehensive listing, including biographical information and statistics, of each athlete inducted into one of the major sports halls of fame.

An Insider s Guide to Softball

Author : Adam Hofstetter
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Although often confused with its sister sport, baseball, softball has crept its way into the mainstream and earned a substantial following of its own both in the United States and abroad. From Little League to company teams to professional games, softball inspires both friendly and serious competition. Examining the history and rules of softball and offering tips on strategy and technique, this volume invites players of all skill levels to take a closer look at the game that has enthralled individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

Amateur Softball Association

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Amateur Softball Association, the national governing body of amateur softball in the United States maintains this site which includes news, tournaments, adult and youth softball, umpires, the national hall of fame, and links to related topics.

Directory of Associations in Canada

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Softball

Author : Adam Hofstetter
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Offers an introduction to the history, techniques, equipment, and rules of softball.

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40

Author : Thomas A. Jones
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A healthy lifestyle is a popular way to deal with aging, but the serious fun and games don’t have to end once middle age sets in. This guidebook is aimed at men and women over 40 (or 50, or 60, or 70) who seek the challenge of athletic competition. The book focuses on those sports requiring significant physical exertion and includes team sports such as soccer, softball and basketball and individual sports such as skiing, tennis and swimming. Chapters on each sport identify the national sponsoring organization and regional affiliates, describe the types of competition available, and give a breakdown of the competitors by age and gender. A “How to Get Started” section describes basic skills needed for each sport, equipment required to compete, opportunities for coaching, and suggested books and videos for beginners. The book also features a list of the 2007 or 2008 national champions in each sport.

Course Conductor s Manual for Level II Technical Softball National Coaching Certification Program

Author : Banton, Ned
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Softball Coaching Manual

Author : Canadian Amateur Softball Association. National Softball Coaching Certification Committee
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Directory of National Organizations for Recreation Personnel Services

Author : United States. Department of the Air Force
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Journal of Physical Education

Author : Luther Halsey Gulick
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Directory of National Organizations for Recreation

Author : United States. Department of the Air Force
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Sports Exercise and Fitness

Author : Mary Beth Allen
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

Proceedings of the National Encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Author : Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
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Some early issues include the Proceedings of the ... annual encampment of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

The Origins and History of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Author : Merrie A. Fidler
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This in-depth treatment of the organization and operation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League draws on primary documents from league owner Arthur Meyerhoff and others for a unique perspective inside the AAGPBL. The study begins with a brief history of women’s softball, an important precursor to, and talent pool for, women’s professional baseball. Next the book investigates league administration and organization as well as publicity and promotion. Later chapters cover team administrative structures, managers, chaperones, player backgrounds, and league policies. Finally, discussion focuses on the activities of the AAGPBL Players’ Association from 1980 onward. Informed by many years of research and insights from former players, this exhaustive history contains 149 photographs.