MPASA Sports Day Event!

We’re happy to announce that we will hosting a Sports Day this summer! It will be held at one of the main diamonds in Philadelphia. We’re just in the process of working out all the details, but we couldn’t wait to spread the news! This is going to be a huge event for everyone and a great opportunity for the whole city to take part in.

Okay, maybe not on a scale like this!

We will be catering to families and children/teens mainly, but we’re going to make sure that parents and adults have some thing to do too! There’s going to be all sorts of activities to get involved in. We will have a bouncy castle and inflatable maze, face painting and kid’s races for the younger ones. As well as batting cages, obstacle courses, three legged races, and small games of softball for the older kids, including so much more! We will be offering cold water, lemonade, iced tea, sports drinks (and coffee for the early birds!) to keep you all hydrated and healthy throughout the day! Concession stands will be placed in a few areas around the field for easy access to some snacks and food such as hot dogs, veggies/dip, chips, hamburgers, iced cream, snow cones and more. We will be offering healthy options at the concession stands thanks to our local nature markets, as well as the staples as was mentioned before! This Sports Day is going to be fantastic day for everyone, we hope you can make it!

By hosting this day, we hope that we can spark an interest in youngsters’ lives to an active lifestyle. If they see how much fun they can have while just hanging out with their friends and families, they will be more inclined to spend their free time outside or active instead of glued to the TV screen (figuratively, of course). While we are a softball oriented organization, if we can interest kids in any sport, we consider it a win. We will have different booths and stations set up around the field for information and registration in softball for those who wish to start up with one of our teams. We have casual beginner teams as well as tournament teams which hold try-outs and are a little more competitive. There will also be stations with representatives from other sports teams and organizations in the area if anyone may interested in those.

Our main objective is to spread awareness of the importance of being active and healthy. If you start young, there’s a way higher chance that it will be a habit throughout your life. We will have lots of information and stations on healthy living, including healthy diet stations and general information.

We believe that making a difference in the lives of those today will influence the decisions we all make in the future, therefore bettering the lives of ourselves and those around us. We will be updating the information on the where and when very shortly so stay tuned! We hope to see you there!

What are the real benefits of softball?

benefits of softballBeing active in general is something everyone should do. Whether you participate in a sport, go swimming, work out at the gym, or go for a run every day, it’s part of a healthy lifestyle and leads to a better quality of life. We run an organization that focuses on softball, and we couldn’t think of anything else we’d rather be a part of.

There are so many benefits of this sport that we think everyone should take advantage of. First and foremost, the exercise you get from playing one game is more than you think. You’re running, swinging, throwing, all while basically just having fun and focusing on the game, When you are thinking about working out, it can be a bit daunting and hard to get motivated. That’s why sports are such a great way to get you and your kids active. You use every part of your body while playing softball, making it such a great sport. Something else we try to encourage in our teams is healthy, balanced eating. If you eat greasy, fatty, or sugary foods, it can only decrease your energy level and lower the amount of fun you can have during practice or games. Everyone that is eating healthy in out Philadelphia teams have told us how amazing they feel during and after playing. They aren’t as tired, weak and exhausted as they used to be, as well as just having more energy while playing and being able to perform better! This has come from teens as well as parents of younger kids, and we think the combination of softball and healthy eating makes for a great, healthy child.

Along with physical health, mental health is a big part of what we focus on with the sport. Being socially active is just as important as physical activity. Having somewhere to go outside of school, where groups and cliques can be harder to socialize with, we offer a place where similar people can connect, as well as a place for new faces to be accepted and included. Since we have all sorts of events and days where lots of the teams come together, kids can make friends on and off their own team which helps in a feeling of unity and lets them explore their own social abilities. If they are just stuck with the same dozen people all the time, it can really limit who they meet and the exposure to other types of kids. Softball is so wonderful for bringing kids together and creating the best of friends.

We do our very best to bring everyone together and create such a positive, active, and inclusive community. We’ve noticed that the energy of everyone involved skyrockets when we bring them all together. Having positive energy to be around can make a huge difference in someones life, allowing them to see the lighter side of things and embrace the positive of life. If you’re thinking of enrolling your child or teen in a sport around Philadelphia, we believe softball to be one of the very best options you can choose!