Congratulations to the 2017 Baseball For All National Champions, The Boston Slammers!
This dynamic and amazing group of young ladies played with athleticism, skill, and tremendous heart to earn a record of 5-0 and claim the national championship for 11u girls in Rockford, Illinois!
The Boston Slammers is an all-girls baseball travel team, made up of more than a dozen girls, ages 9-13, from the Boston area and beyond. They have come together over the past two years to strengthen their skills, increase their confidence, scrimmage with other teams and play the sport they love.
Although more and more girls are playing baseball, and they are often overlooked on the field or feel conflicted playing a sport perceived to only be a boy’s sport. And there are certainly not the same opportunities to play on competitive travel teams for girls as there are for boys.
These girls are serious, dedicated and welcome the opportunity for extra playing time. They also laugh and develop strong ties as they share their stories of what it is like to play with all boys. The Slammers offer these girls a unique opportunity to be just a baseball player – not “the girl on the team.”
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”