In the police softball circuit there seems to be two distinct seasons every year. The beginning of the calendar year is loaded with early spring tournaments that tend to draw teams out of hibernation.These are the tournaments that create a buzz because teams are unveiling new players, new uniforms and establishing themselves in the national rankings.
Come summer there is a lull that creates a “dog days of summer” vibe. The excitement of the new season has passed and teams seemto let off the gas and coast for a bit. Then come mid-late summer the second season kicks off as teams scramble to preparefor the World Series (early October).
This article was originally published in SoftBall Magazine Issue 3, 2014