Okay, travel ball people, it is time to get serious about a scourge that is plaguing the game of Fastpitch! I have been around this game for a long long time and I have seen many trends come and go. Here is something that NEEDS TO GO!!!
No more team names that don’t go through spell check!! I know it was cute for a while, but it is time to please put to rest:
The X without the E (looking at you Xtreme)
The X to replace the CK
The K to replace the C and the Z in almost all cases
If you must use these ideas, may we suggest:
Team Name: KonVix (Convicts for those of you who aren’t in on the joke)!
Uniform Number 1: All orange, pants, jerseys, socks, sleeves, belts, everything!
Uniform Number 2: White with black horizontal stripes. Super baggy with the long style pants, of course!
Player Numbers: All must be at least 6 numerals long, i.e #354667, on a patch to be sewn on each jersey.
Players Names: INMATE, JAIL, STATE ISSUE, COUNTY, MAXIMUM SECURITY or PRISONER!
Coach and Spirit Wear: Must all look like prison guard uniforms.
Recruiting profiles will have mugshot style photos.
The list of possibilities is endless!! And you will get noticed!!!!
About the Author: Tory Acheson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Fastpitch Prep staff. He has coached at all levels of the game, including the last 25 years at the college level at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Tennessee Tech and Kennesaw State. He began his coaching career at the high school level spending 9 years Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wis. and is now working as a professional softball instructor.
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