Softball Moms Survival Guide
The first time Janis’ daughter played softball she was hooked. Gymnastics and ballet were now forgotten sports; the social 8-year-old was in love with a new team sport that she would continue to play for 15 years.
She played through all three levels: middle school, high school, and college. Even now as an adult and a kindergarten teacher, she continues to play but now in a slow-pitch league.
Softball became a way of life starting with little league, then playing with a travel team with the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) each year between middle school, high school then college teams. Volunteers are always an issue so at one point, her father started coaching her teams. His development as a coach went very well over the next 10 years as he was able to win two sectional championships as a varsity head coach.
Janis inevitably became the dedicated softball wife and mom. Having everyone in the family involved in sports (she has two other children as well) meant endless trips, tension at times between father and daughter, money spent, and wild weekly schedules. Add to all of this the issues parents of youth athletes normally encounter – playing time, coaching issues, and team drama – she thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
She wrote the book Softball Mom’s Survival Guide to help others to get the best experience out of having a daughter playing a wonderful sport. A better experience for the parent will translate into a great experience for the daughter. The two are very closely tied to each other.
The book covers tips and suggestions from the practical topics on safety, nutrition, equipment to the emotional areas of team drama, mental toughness, dealing with a parent coach.
It’s a survival guide written with a single purpose in mind: to help both mother and daughter be winners in softball.
You can get your copy of the book at her website http://jbmthinks.com/softball-
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