Softball players start sometimes at 5 years old. There is a process that their bodies go through however that we as coaches need to be aware of. If we want to develop well rounded athletes using principles that maximize their safety and potential. Early specialization for example is something that can hinder youngsters growth and even cause burnout before they are able to excel in the game. Softball junior athlete development takes you through the developmental stages of young athletes entering this great sport through their career.
Softball Sport Initiation Stage
The softball sport initiation stage is a starting point. Children who are just beginning softball, are not physiologically equipped to endure the demands of most organized and dedicated softball schedules. The goal during sport initiation, [Read More]