Archive for February, 2012
Many people remember the move “A League of Their Own” the men go away to war and to save baseball, women step up to the plate and play. Then after a few years the league shuts down as people lose interest in women playing.
It didn’t happen exactly like that.
The American Women’s Baseball Federation is still playing, they have been playing since 1992. They keep an eye out for promising young girls, they even have a database full of them.
This list is sent out when it is time to have tryouts for the World National Team this data base is sent to the coaches and they help field a winning a national team.
The Women’s Baseball Federation also holds regional and National tournaments. Since the purpose of the Women’s Baseball Federation is to organize existing teams, teams who didn’t even know about each other can end up playing in the National Championship.
Yes they have a National Championship. If a group is going to organize teams together and create tournaments for teams to play in, they should have a national championship.
This year the title of National champion went to the Chicago Pioneers. The women can get a national title, your turn Men’s baseball.
There’s a saying that what men can do, women can do better! This saying is absolutely true when it comes to the American baseball. Women have changed this game for the better and are setting the pace that is leaving many men amazed at what their counterpart s are doing.
The history of women baseball federation goes all the way back to 1860s at Vassar College in New York United States. This saw the commencement of baseball league and a match played between two renowned teams; the Blondes and Brunettes in spring field Illinois. With time, this game became popular among women and thus the need to have a federation emerged. The very first women baseball federation was formed in 1992 with the aim of organizing women’s team across the United States organize tournaments at different levels. Since then the American women baseball federation has organized over 17 tournaments at regional and national level around the country.
American women’s baseball boasts of prominent players who have been well recognized and appreciated too. The legendary Lizzie murphy also known as the queen of baseball was the first woman to play in the major league baseball game in 1922. Other notable players include Amanda clement, the first woman to be paid to umpire baseball game in 1904 and Edith Houghton, the first woman to scout for major leagues in 1946.its quite notable that the women baseball has come a long way.
So many leagues have taken place, many of which at the heart of women baseball history in the United States. Many countries such as china, Canada and japan have been so impressed at what the American women have achieved such that they too have participated in this game too. You can have your first share by supporting the American women baseball federation as they hope to join the rest of exhibit sports at the Olympics.
We’re going to do something a little different with this post and that’s address your real life. If you’ve got a daughter who’s interested in playing basketball, great! Here’s how to keep her interest up and nurture her love for the game:
Get some games: There are plenty of televised WNBA games, believe it or not, so check your local directv specials to see who carries what. If you start watching with your daughter she’ll develop favorites which will encourage her love.
Get a goal: No, a REAL basketball goal. Put one up above the garage so your girl can practice anytime she wants – she’ll get better accuracy and it will encourage her to invite friends over to play, a win win since you’ll be able to keep tabs on them easily.
Get her signed up: If there’s a league or even a school team you think she can join, pursue it. Encourage her to give her all at practice and go to each and every game you can. If she sees you care, she’ll care more and it will help your family bond.