Not only are softball players responsible for bettering themselves as players, but they should also be taking steps towards improving their overall health. It’s easy to get caught up in the softball grind. Practicing during the week with the team and on your own, takes a toll. Traveling to in-state and out of state tournaments on the weekends, some being in entirely different climates. Many softball players are also involved in additional sports throughout the year. The wear and tear on the body that the sport of softball causes is common. It’s important that players, coaches, and parents are monitoring the grind of in-season and off-season workouts and ensuring that players are taking care of themselves mentally and physically.
As softball players grow and develop, they will practice more than just their position and swings. Weight and speed training will be introduced on top of the team and individual practices. Then add school and other sports and activities to the mix, and you will have one tired athlete by the time the sun sets on most days. It’s important for softball players and all-around athletes in general to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to fuel their body and mind off the field.