Hello everyone, meet Tolly which is a super cool name. She plays softball, she plays thwo postions both catcher and infielder. Tolly is a very nice person with lots of talent and a bright future. Tolly has 2.2k followers on insta. Make sure you check her out!
How old are you?
I am 16
You play softball. What position do you play? How long have you been playing for?
I have been playing softball since I was about 5 and I am a catcher and infielder.
Where has softball taken you in life? Have you learned anything valuable from it?
Softball is so much more than a game it has taught me so many things like having to work with new people, learning from new coaches and so much more. oftball is so much more than a game it has taught me so many things like having to work with new people, learning from new coaches and so much more. oftball is so much more than a game it has taught me so many things like having to work with new people, learning from new coaches and so much more. SSThe game is 90% mental like every coach I have had has said, and it pushes you to your limits having to pick yourself up and to keep trying because it is truly a sport of repetition.
You can never give up on yourself ever. Because even if you tried your teammates wouldn’t even let you! And that’s the best part softball and many other team sports make people work together and cooperate, in the end you all learn something from each other that you may have thought would never happen.
My experiences that I’ve had in softball Will stay with me forever. So many lessons have been taught in and off the field by my coaches and they have formed me into the person I am today. Without softball I believe I would be a totally different person than I am today.
What have you accomplished so far from playing softball?
So far I have been on the 2017 and 2018 National 18u firecrackers team that was taken to Cuba to play the national Cuban team.That team was the first American club team to ever play out of the country and I was so honored to be apart of it.
However I was 14 just coming out of 8th grade playing with girls that were going off to college!
Never did my young self think that I would be getting the opportunity to learn from such amazing and talented players from my team and the National Cuban team.
There have been plenty other experiences that have come from softball but my 2 trips to Cuba to play softball will definitely stay in my heart forever.
What are your long term goals for yourself in the future?
I plan to attend college and play softball in college although I have not decided where yet but I hope to soon! I have decided to go into sports medicine because of my love of working with athletes and being surrounded by such talented people.
Do you have any advice for teens in your field?
My advice is I know everyone says it but you are only a kid for so long ,you really are. So go try a new sport, go sit next to a new friend , go try that club. I thought I was only going to be playing softball for the rest of my life but I ended up playing soccer and going out for the dive team and I loved it!
Being a kid and being a teenager is supposed to be some of the most fun years of your life! Do not waste it please! Do not be afraid of anything because chances are the person your standing next to has the same feeling .
Sure we are all different but we are still all human we still have self doubt and fear of trying new things. And I say this because you only have this short period in your life to experience these things without the stress of bills to pay or a job to worry about and all those parent things I still don’t know!.
Because trust me it gets way harder. Not to scare you but to motivate you! Get out there push yourself!
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