Softball is a sport much similar to baseball. It allows s to form friendships with the other people on out team. You cannot break those friendships.
There are many positions you can play such as; pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, short stop, third base, right-field, center-field, and left-field. Positions like pitcher and catcher require more practice and are the positions that coaches are mostly looking for.
There are travel teams for the more advanced softball players. Depending on the team, they can travel all over the country. They play in tournament containing 5-100 teams and play for first place.
There are two types of softball; fastpitch and slowpitch. During fastpitch, a pitcher pitches underhand but at high speeds. The pitch usually comes in flat and the pitcher can learn different types of pitches such as a curve-ball and a riser. In fastpitch, you can also steal bases and take a lead.
In slowpitch, the pitch comes in at an arch. The pitch speed is not very high and pitchers are not allowed to pitch it very fast. Also on the bases you cannot take leads and you cannot steal. If you step off the base and the ball was not hit, you are called out.
Usually at younger ages, children play slowpitch to learn the fundamentals. Around age ten, they usually switch over to fastpitch. As they get older, competition becomes harder as the children become better players.
Around 14u, (a league that allows children to play on that team as long as they are 14 and under; sometimes 15 year olds are allowed to play depending on their birthday) college scouts begin to start watching children play. If a child is a sophomore or younger, a college coach cannot say anything to you about possibly playing for their team. If they invite you to their college clinic however, that is usually a good sign they are interested in you. During your junior and senior year, a college coach can contact you about playing for their team. Usually they would like to see you play a...