I don't think this is Covid related at all. Archived Message
Posted by EffinIllini on January 11, 2022, 9:42:34, in reply to "Covid has really impacted sports passion for a lot of kids/families..."
Covid has had little to no impact on her travel softball team. We normally stay local and play doubleheaders and tournaments where we can stay at home at night. Spring 2020 was disrupted for a few months, but that was pretty much it. |
However, I can see Covid causing a big disruption in school sports and it sounds like your daughter was of an age that the shutdowns and restrictions really affected some kids. We saw some of that in my older daughter's HS as well.
As for my youngest, I hope she reconsiders, but she does already participate in he school's basketball, volleyball, cross-country, and track teams. Softball was a way for her to stay involved with future classmates. I think she feels behind as all her teammates as they play on their fall junior high school teams, whereas my daughter's school doesn't have softball as a school sport.
2 years ago my daughter was invited to tryouts for the USA National Women's baseball team (P/C/1B/3B) and she was playing varsity softball (C) and basketball in HS and was expected to be a captain in softball and a starter in basketball.
The pandemic shut down her senior year sports interest to the point where it was no (her choice) marching band as well as softball and basketball. She got WAY out of shape but reconsidered and played basketball (softball and basketball ran concurrently). Just wasn't the same. I've been around a lot of athletes coaching multiple sports and she had something special going for her, but it was not the age or mindset that I could push her more than simple support and encouragement.
I hope your daughter will reconsider and/or find new activity/passion where she can be happy and hopefully stay physically active. I think it does so much good for them in many ways.