Softball Notebook

The Softball Channel’s Fastpitch Blog

Early Decision

Are High School Players Committing to Colleges Too Soon?
By Selena Collins
Chicago Bandit All-Star Catcher 2005/2006

I was trying to think of relevant topics the young softball generation would be interested in, and I found the ins and outs of college recruiting are on everyone’s mind as early as the freshman year of high school. Growing up […]

Future Shock

What Lies Ahead for the NPF
By Selena Collins
Chicago Bandit All-Star Catcher 2005/2006
In thinking about the National Pro Fastpitch league and the growth that it has or has not made, I feel more concerned that I do encouraged. I worry that the league has not grown in the past 5 years it has been up and […]

Crouching Tiger

What’s It Like To Be A Catcher?
By Selena Collins
Chicago Bandit All-Star Catcher 2005/2006

So many times I get the question what was it like to be a catcher and would I recommend it to my child when I have children?
To take you back to my first experience in catching, it all just seemed to land in […]

Stealing a Championship

What the Bandits Must Do to Win in 2008
By Selena Collins
Chicago Bandits Catcher & NPF All-Star 2005/2006
As I sat on the sidelines or perhaps my own home checking on details and updates of my former team—the Chicago Bandits—last year, I couldn’t help but notice that there were very few original players on the roster. It […]