Between my two kids, each 3 years apart, I spent a good 10 years coaching various sports: softball, baseball, and basketball.
Softball, or the "short" game, is a high pace quick reaction ball game. Unlike baseball, the bases are always closer together making the time required to make an out much more challenging. In addition, pitching is more challenging initially as it is not an intuitive motion and requires a lot of practice to master.
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