Today marked the first day of softball season. This will be Maddie's third year, and she is super excited about the new season. Rob McAllister and I are coaching again and looking forward to another awesome season. This year the girls move out of what I call "T-ball" mode and start actually playing the game...outs, counting runs, pitching, etc. For many of the girls this is their 3rd year so they are ready to take this step. In general, at this age, I think they are all ready to start being a bit more competitive.
We have a great group of girls and families this year as well. There are 6 returning from last years team, 4 from another team, and then 5 new girls. A great mix I would say! There are two notable new girls on the team..The first is from a family where we got to know them when we went through birthing classes with Maddie...now 9 yrs later, the two of them are on the same team. The other, is a friend from Maddie's Pre-school class at Hope. With Kindergarten, they went to a different school just down the street, but a few years later, here we are.
We will post pictures throughout the year, as well as give an update on what the team name is once all the girls vote...this was their homework assignment after practice today :-)