Going Competitive is a very big commitment but it truly can be a wonderful experience.
What is Competitive? Competitive is a more advanced level of Fastpitch Softball. Competitive teams play through out the summer and they play in Tournaments. These Tournaments are generally two days, Saturday and Sunday and involve both pool play and single or double elimination. But they can also be three day tournaments or in some cases can last an entire week. To learn more about Tournaments and how pool play and elimination games work simply click on the link below.
These tournaments are exactly how competitive works, you play several tournaments through out the summer. You can start playing tournaments as early as March and you can play every weekend if you want until the end of July. How many tournaments a team plays in is decided by each individual team so when your trying to decide what team to play for make sure that the team you decide to be on is playing the amount of tournaments you want to play.
Why Choose to play Competitive Over Playing Rec? A rec team is a great place to start for a person who has little or no experience playing Softball, but for someone who wants to improve their skills, play against better competitors, play more games and win more trophies- the only way to go is competitive. If you are ever going to desire to play in high school and/or college you will need to play competitive. Why? Because you will be trying out for your high school team against girls that play competitive, when it comes to getting a scholarship for college only the very best get a scholarship and you can only improve your skills by playing against better teams and getting more games in.
How to Find a Competitive Team? Tryouts for Competitive teams happen every year at the end of July and first part of August. I will be posting all the tryout information given to me by coaches, so please check back for more details on the different teams and their tryout information.
If you would like to be on a competitive team but you have missed tryouts, don't panic, simply send me an email and I would be happy to help you find a competitive team and set up tryouts, even if they already over. My email address is SoftballCO@gmail.com or call (303) 809-1502.
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