FUTURES BACKGROUND

The FUTURES Fastpitch Instructional Softball League was created out of a lack of opportunities that existed in Northern Colorado. Ashlie Rowley, former catcher for the University of Florida and FUTURES Fastpitch Founder, was searching for softball opportunities for her daughters beyond the local parks and recreation t-ball offerings. In Northern Colorado there were very limited (and in some cases zero) opportunities for young girls to learn the sport of softball and play with other girls. This is when Ashlie, and other local softball coaches and former college softball players, took it upon themselves to create an opportunity for the next generation of young softball players to learn and grow through the game. This is how FUTURES began…

WHAT’S DIFFERENT?

SOFTBALL FOCUS

Filling the gap of instructional development in softball at the younger ages. Our girl is to establish proper fundamentals at the 6U and 8U ages, while growing the game and providing more opportunities for girls to play softball.

CUSTOMIZED RULES & STRUCTURE

The rules and game structure is customized to meet the athletes needs and skill set for proper development and fun. The structure is designed to expose the athletes to another layer of rules and skills as they move up through each age group. 

PARENT TRAINING RESOURCES

Parents will receive access to drills and resources so you can reinforce at home what is being taught at practice! 

 BRAVE NOT PERFECT

DEVELOP THE WHOLE ATHLETE

Research shows self confidence in girls declines from the ages of 7-10 years old as they start comparing themselves to others. Our goal is to instill a routine of positive self-talk at a young age. Our ultimate goal is to pour into these young athletes so they love who they see staring back in the mirror. 

COACH DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Through our partnership with the AFFL (Alliance Futures Fastpitch League), all FUTURES Coaches will have access to the Alliance Academy Training Dashboard. This dashoard includes resources, drills and guidance for: practice planning, drills, throwing programs and access to content from some of the biggest names in softball! Additionally, Coaches will become part of a network of coaches as we band together to share resources, answer questions and band together to make a positive influence in the lives of these young ladies. 

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