The European Softball Coaches Association started the #passthepen project in May and collected 11 stories so far. The coordinator for the European Softball Coaches Association training camps Craig Montvidas kicked off the project with the very first piece, also explaining the whole concept.

Various Softball coaches from all around the world took and will take turns writing articles especially targeted for ESCA members, European coaches and players.

In the second #passthepen, the President of the National Softball Coaches Association Cindy Bristow explained to European athletes how the Pandemic could improve their softball, giving 5 bits of advice to softball players during the forced off-season.

Also, Josh Johnson, a six-year member of the US Men’s National Fastpitch Softball Team and an experienced NCAA Division I coach, gave some bits of advice to European players on how to get recruited in the US to compete at the collegiate level.

Today the eleventh #passthepen came out. In it, the Israeli National Team manager Corey Vyner wrote: "if I can steal three outs in a game, I have just reduced my opponents to only 18 outs, while I’m still playing with 21".

Do not miss any #passthepen! All the pieces can be found at the European Softball Coaches Association website.

/ Elda Ghilardi