Check out these great softball quotes for players, coaches, and parents.
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Best Softball Quotes
1.) I came to blow bubbles and whoop the other team, and I’m all out of gum.
2.) What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.
3.) I would play you with only my catcher.
Eddie Feigner, “The King,” and his Court responding to a taunt.
4.) In softball, the softball gods giveth, and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.
5.) Hit the ball, head right, take 3 lefts, and you’re home.
6.) Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.
7.) It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time, and playing good defense.
8.) I didn’t fall out of bed and become an Olympic champion. I worked hard, I was dedicated, and I really worked to perfect all aspects of my game.
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9.) I don’t need to be Number 1 on the team. If I need to hit, pitch, run, or whatever, I will do it. If everything was going to be about me, I’d quit.
10.) I’ve made more money at this than any other ballplayer at any other sport.
11.) We go out and work hard. We play this game with emotion and love. Coach always says, “Emotionally, physically, mentally — come to the field prepared.” Because if you don’t bring that to the field, you’re going to get beat.
12.) The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.
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Good Softball Sayings
13.) Fifteen minutes after a heart attack, if you live through it, you feel like a champion, but unless you’ve been through one, you don’t know what I’m talking about.
14.) The point of the game is not how well the individual does but whether the team wins. That is the beautiful part of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for group success. Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the hits, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.
15.) When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But when a pitcher hands you a changeup, smack it right down her throat.
16.) It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
17.) We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.
Cat Osterman Softball Quotes
18.) If you look back at yesterday and think it was a big deal, then you haven’t done anything today.
19.) I’m sure when the time comes, there will be tears, but there are other avenues that I am embracing with much more passion these days.
20.) When someone you have a lot of respect for you believes in you, it helps you believe in yourself.
21.) I’ve had moments where I realize my body isn’t going to withstand many more seasons, but I am very satisfied with my career, and I am trying not to look at retirement as a sad thing.
22.) It’s always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There’s never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going.
Dot Richardson Softball Quotes
23.) A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
24.) The Most Important Thing I Know About the Spirit of Sport… It instills in us the ability to recognize and appreciate the talents of others as well as the gifts we have been given and the ability to work with others as a team. It also allows us to face the challenge of competition and learn from our successes and failures, altogether making us true champions in life.
Funny Softball Quotes
25.) If you’re dating a softball player, raise your hand. If you’re not, raise your standards.
26.) If softball was any easier, they’d call it baseball.
27.) Playing this game is like falling in love. First, you learn the game’s rules, and then you forget the rules and play from your heart.
28.) If you want to play, practice; if you want to win, practice harder.
29.) Softball is better than baseball because you don’t have to watch your team lose for nine innings.
Humorous Softball Sayings
30.) The expert in anything was once a beginner.
31.) No grass stains, no glory, No bruises, no story.
32.) Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal; suck it up, princess.
33.) Softball was invented to show boys how it’s done.
34.) I was too cute to be a cheerleader, so I play softball.
35.) Forget the glass slippers. This princess wears cleats.
36.) Look like a beauty, and play like a BEAST!
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37.) Yeah, I play like a girl — try to keep up!
38.) Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
39.) When we play ball, we leave it all.
40.) Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.
41.) Softball Players: Real women with curves, fastballs, and changeups.
42.) If I had a boyfriend who told me to choose between him and softball… he’s sure going to miss me.
43.) I have to save money…oh, look, a new softball bat!
44.) Softball: It doesn’t get easier. You just get better.
45.) Technically, it’s not stealing, as I own this field.
Clever Softball Quotes
46.) When they tell you that you can’t, turn to them and say, “Watch me!”
47.) A boy’s worst nightmare? Dodgeball in gym class with girl softball players.
48.) Be the girl their coach warned them about.
49.) I have no idea why it’s called “softball”; that thing hurts!
50.) Softball goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.
51.) Softball girls aren’t afraid of a little dirt.
52.) Four bases, three strikes, two teams, and one winner. It’s not just a game but a way of life. Softball, this is my destiny.
53.) What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.
54.) Once in a while, I played second base; once in a while, outfield. But those were just pickup games and softball leagues. So when I bought the Yankees, I tried to stay one pace ahead of the players.
55.) Playing fast-pitch softball against me is as close to death as you’re gonna get.
56.) We have North Shore, Hawaii, and Lost all there, so they have softball tournaments between the casts. It’s hilarious.
57.) The softball gods giveth, and the softball gods taketh away, but that evens out over the season.
58.) Fresh cut grass, dragged dirt, a ring of a bat, a diving catch, a blocked ball, sweating, bleeding, and sliding into home. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.
59.) We aren’t going to be perfect with our outcomes/results in this game of failure we call softball. However, every time you are in a pressure situation, it’s a chance to prove that you’re in the ‘perfect’ frame of mind.
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60.) Growing up, I played softball and I was a cheerleader.
61.) I was on an all-star team. I traveled with the team. And I loved it.
62.) I played softball for a few years growing up. Both my brothers played baseball.
63.) When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.
64.) I grew up on the softball field. Every day I would take my glove and my bat with me.
65.) Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
Motivational Softball Quotes
66.) Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
67.) Softball goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.
68.) I make my weaknesses my strengths, and my strengths stronger.
69.) Dream big and work hard. Play with passion, and the sky is the limit. Fastpitch rocks!
70.) Anything worthy of your passion should be worthy of your preparation.
71.) Go hard every play. You don’t want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn’t give it all when you could have.
72.) When I step into the batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between the pitcher and me. And more than anything, I want to win.
73.) I am now, and will always be me. But when it comes time to step out onto that field, me gets a little more dedicated, a little more serious, and nobody stands in my way.
74.) Passion is a prerequisite to winning.
Softball Pitching Quotations
75.) Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
76.) The Softball Pitcher’s Motto: Stay calm and throw strikes.
77.) It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time, and playing good defense.
78.) It’s all about defense. It’s that way in pretty much every sport. So if we can pitch and play defense, we have a chance at a championship. But you can also win quite a few games by hitting.
79.) That’s why you see softball pitchers pitching two or three games a day. It’s a natural movement in softball. In baseball, it’s not a natural movement.
80.) It only takes one pitch to make a difference.
81.) The pitcher’s mound is a place where I can feel powerful, confident, and in control.
Jennie Finch Quotes
82.) When I lose, I take it very personally.
82.) It’s so empowering to see yourself as a machine.
83.) Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball.
84.) Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.
85.) And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, “If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first, you have to believe in yourself.
86.) You can’t always control the circumstances — only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.
87.) I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.
88.) I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.
Jenny Finch Insights on the Game
89.) Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!
90.) When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed.
91.) You can’t always control the circumstances – only how you react to those circumstances; you can always control your attitude and your effort.
92.) Softball has given me so much in life. It’s taught me the kind of person I want to be and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband.
93.) Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!
94.) There is a way to play this game (softball) physically, but it’s the mental part that’s going to separate gold from silver and silver from bronze.
95.) To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits, and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
96.) We play this game with emotion and love.
97.) I’m not exceptionally fast or overly powerful._ But I have a good work ethic, and I make up for it by using technique and trying to be smarter.
98.) The values learned on the playing field – how to set goals, endure, take criticism and risks, become team players, use our beliefs, stay healthy, and deal with stress – prepare us for life.
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99.) A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
100.) think an athlete’s mental state is what separates the goods from the greats! Being able to have a short-term memory when failure hits is a taught skill and should be something that is practiced daily on exactly how you as an individual handle failure. In our sport, failure happens far too often, so you have to perfect bouncing back fast!”
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101.) Life will always throw you curves; just keep fouling them off; the right pitch will come, and when it does, be prepared to run the bases.
Sara Ann Nielsen
102.) This game (softball) is a game of inches. Sometimes they are going to go our way, and sometimes they aren’t.
103.) This game is about the long run. LIFE is about the long run. Pick successes that can build your confidence over time and stay in the process. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but you can’t see the light if you fall into the trap of all the failures trying to pull you down
104.) What I love about the game is that the game doesn’t know who is supposed to win.
105.) I want kids who are going to go out there and compete, lay it all on the table. I think the big thing about this game is you have to care a lot about it.
106.) We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them.
107.) Somewhere behind the athlete, behind the hours of practice, behind the coaches who have pushed you, is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back.
108.) Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams.
Allison, West Morgan
109.) The team with the best athletes doesn’t usually win._ It’s the team with the athletes who play best together.
110.) I like to have more of a focused energy and internal energy, whereas some people need to be bouncing off the walls to be ready for the game.
111.) Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.
112.) When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.
113.) That’s part of fastpitch softball, being able to move runners and execute the short game. It’s a very quick game.
114.) The true definition of confidence has nothing to do with other people who surround us and statistics on a sheet of paper. The only place that confidence comes is from inside you.
115.) Every time you go out there, you want to be a little nervous, have a little bit of butterflies in your stomach, and get the juices flowing.
Taryne Mowatt, Pitcher, University of Arizona
116.) Softball isn’t a one-woman sport; there are 11 other girls who become your sisters.
Great Softball Quotes for Teams
117.) Sometimes the only thing fair in life is a ball hit between first and third.
118.) Don’t think you’re too good to sit and root for your team, be a team player.
119.) Softball is for everyone. Fast-pitch is for athletes.
120.) In softball, it’s not how good you are but how good you want to be.
121.) Bruised, bloody, broken, all for this sport. I’ll never hold back. I play it, love it, and live it: Softball, my sport, my love, my life.
122.) Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back.
123.) It doesn’t sparkle, but I guard this diamond with my life.
124.) Realize this, we aren’t going to be perfect with our outcomes or results in this game of failure we call softball. However, every time you are in a pressure situation, it’s a chance to prove that you’re in the ‘perfect’ frame of mind. The ‘success’ and ‘failure’ come from being in the right frame of mind and giving yourself a chance to have success when the big moment comes. It doesn’t always necessarily come with the outcome, despite what all eyes watching might think. Results will come once the frame of mind has been altered.
Cool Softball Sayings For Softball Players
125.) A winner is that person who gets up one more time. Then he was knocked down.
126.) Discipline yourself, so no one has to.
127.) It doesn’t sparkle, but I guard this diamond with my life.
128.) If you face a worthy opponent, acknowledge their skills and show them yours.
129.) If what you did yesterday still looks big to you today, you must not have done anything today.
130j.) If it were easy, they’d call it baseball.
131.) Softball girls aren’t afraid of a little dirt.
132.) Softball is life; the rest is just details.
133.) Hard is when it matters when you’re tired, it counts.
134.) Don’t let the name of softball fool you, be ready to play hardball.
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Play Ball Sayings
135.) A boy once told me that I play like a girl. I told him if he tried a little harder, he could too.
136.) When life throws you a curveball, SWING!
137.) Hey softball pitcher: be that player that coaches warn their team about.
138.) Play the ball; don’t let the ball play you.
139.) The Softball Pitcher’s Motto: Stay calm and throw strikes.
140.) Sweat dries, blood clots, and bones heal. Suck it up, Princess. This is softball.
141.) When the game is over, leave it on the field.
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142.) I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.
143.) It’s a game of making great pitches at the right time, being opportunistic by getting a run at the right time, and playing good defense.
Mike Candrea – Team USA Coach
144.) We’re prepared, and we’ve done everything we can to prepare for this moment in time. That’s what confidence is all about.
145.) I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger.
Believe in Your Team Sayings
146.) The strongest players are not always the team that wins, but the players who don’t give up when they lose.
147.) Let your faith shine on and off the field. People are watching; this is your mission field.
148.) Life will always throw you curves. Just keep fouling them off. The right pitch will come, and when it does, be prepared to run the bases.
Sara Ann Nielsen
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Short Softball Quotes
149.) Softball: It’s in my DNA.
150.) Train insane or stay the same.
151.) Talent is nothing without dedication.
152.) Good players inspire themselves; great players inspire others.
153.) Play with Heart!
154.) If it’s a ball, we take it. If it’s a strike, we rake it, and if it’s a play, we make it!
155.) It’s not about the pieces but how they work together.
156.) I’m going to cry – softball season is over.
157.) There’s no place like home.
158.) Keep swinging. Our catcher likes the cool breeze.
159.) Good girls steal. Good catchers make them pay.
160.) You never forget when you fell in love with the game.
161.) You play the way you practice.
162.) Life is 20 percent of what happens to you and 80 percent of how you respond to it.
163.) Let your bat do the talking.
164.) Don’t practice till you get it right. Practice till you can’t get it wrong.
165.) Who needs umpires when we have softball moms?
166.) You earn your trophies at practice. You pick them up at tournaments.
167.) Be that player their coach warned them about.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of softball quotes.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories. He has written four books on youth sports.
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