This is our first year experiencing "tournament softball" or "all star" softball. This weened was our typical long weekend playing in a fun softball tournament, we get to the field early and leave late. My daughter was playing second base, when she suddenly had to go pee and just let it go on the field. She told me that she didn't think about it when she did it, she just wanted to play softball and win the tournament. The Coach didn't know what happened, but thought she was standing different (her legs were together, he said it looked like she had to go pee) and took her out with one out left in the inning. I met her in the bathroom and surprised to see her pants drenched, as her dad, I was most worried about her being embarrassed. I almost took Adam Sandler's (Big Daddy movie reference) route and pee myself to make her feel more normal. Thankfully, nobody on the team or stands knew what happened, except the Coach and Team Mom.
Our team had to get one more out and then my daughter was the next at bat. She told me not to let her miss her chance to hit. I couldn't find a place to take off her pants, the public restroom was disgusting and too small for us to fit in a stall. The best idea I had was to rub paper towels on her pants while standing in the mens restroom. She was drenched from her waist down, but she didn't smell like pee. She untucked her shirt and literally sprinted out of the bathroom to the field and made it just in time to hit! She ended up BARELY missing her second pitch and watched the third strike. She said her soggy shoes and underwear threw her off and distracted her.
The inning ended quickly, then the Coach put my daughter in as pitcher. Her uniform is light blue, you could see that she peed her pants, but that didn't stop her from taking the mound and killing it. I was so proud of my daughter for powering through her challenge, it brought tears of joy seeing her pitch strikes.
Add extra underwear and socks to her softball bag.
Add micro camping towel to her softball bag.
Immediately take off the shoes and dry them out as much as possible.
Tell the coach that you have to go to the restroom, you are allowed to go to the restroom during a game.
Mandatory bathroom visit before every game.
After the game, the Coach told me a story about a time with "aunt flow" visited his daughter during a game and she was pitching. She refused to stop pitching. After going to the restroom to clean up, the Coach rolled his daughter in another field to turn her white pants red/brown without anyone seeing.
We’re looking at a Nokona gloves but trying to decide if they’re worth the price? Our daughter plays 14u club ball and will also try out for high school ball this next year. She mainly plays 2nd base and will occasionally play center field too. We’d prefer a utility glove that will work well at both positions. Something that won’t take forever to break in either. Would like to stay under $300.
Any recommendations? If we go the Nokona route - which glove? There are a LOT to choose from.