When we teach our sons and daughters how to throw a ball and swing a bat, we know that the experience is about more than just their ability on the field.  We want the best for our kids, and that starts with inspiring them to be the best they can be.  In order to compete in this job market, a college education makes all the difference.

In support of local youth leagues and to inspire kids to plan for their future, colleges across the country are hosting a series of Little League Softball Days.  Over a dozen schools nationwide are inviting local youth softball leagues to a day at the stadium for fun and learning.  Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA, University of Washington, and Hofstra are just a few of the schools inviting young girls to campus for a day of softball fun and learning.

Now through May, student athletes will be meeting with Little League softball players to talk about what it’s like to be a young woman in college.  After watching the softball game, the girls will have the opportunity to ask their college role models about life after Little League, learn about their studies, their career aspirations, and the role that softball has played every step of the way.

LL SoftballCollege sports present great opportunities for earning scholarships, making valuable friends, and enjoying active recreation alongside challenging coursework.  Many student athletes got their start in Little League, and they will go on to achieve so much more long after college.

While every Little Leaguer might not grow up to play in the majors, the invaluable lessons that accompany their time on the diamond will follow them throughout their life’s adventures.  Many youngsters daydream about becoming professional athletes, and as they grow and mature and their dreams and aspirations evolve, they will continue to strive to be their very best.

Find out if a university is hosting Softball Day near you – the chance to meet with young women who play college softball is a great way for girls to get excited about Little League, and about their future!