Girls Softball Cheers

Pitching

Team support can have a huge impact, and whether coming from the fans in the stands or from fellow team members, girls softball cheers can provide energy and enthusiasm to keep spirits high and win the game.

Types of Girls Softball Cheers

From general team cheers to specific actions during the game, there are many ways to include cheers in girls softball. These might include:

  • Entry/Energy Cheers
  • Rallying Pre-Game Cheers
  • Name Cheers for Individual Players
  • Pre-Pitch Cheers for the Pitcher
  • Cheers for Outs
  • Cheers for Stolen Bases
  • Cheers for Batters
    • Cheers for players who walk
    • Cheers for player who hit doubles, triples or grand slams
    • Cheers to encourage after a strike out

    Softball Cheer Examples

    Rally/General Cheer

    We are the Lady Lions
    Roar
    Roar
    We're here to pitch, we're here to bat,
    We're here to score!
    We are the lady Lions
    Roar
    Roar
    We're here to run
    We're here to play
    We're here to win one more!

    Batter Cheer

    (Player's Name) - you're gonna drive that ball!
    (Player's Name) - c'mon -- give it your all!
    Hit one for the team
    Bring your girl in
    Bring it all home
    Let's win, win, win!

    Batting

    Pitcher Cheer

    See that yellow ball
    It's a lightning bolt
    When (Pitcher's name) - pitches
    You'll get a jolt!


    Fielding Cheer

    Our team's on fire
    And we rock, rock
    Our team's on fire
    And we rock, rock
    Grounders- we'll grab 'em,
    Fly balls- we'll catch 'em,
    Gloves down to the ground
    Eagle eyes are all around
    Our team's on fire
    And we rock, rock!

    Cheering Softball Fans

    Fans on the bleachers can help encourage the girls softball team by calling out encouragement, chants, cheers or sayings. Parents and supporters as well as the team should show good sportsmanship by keeping the cheers focused on encouraging their team rather than negatory cheers about the other softball team.

    When to Cheer… and When Not to

    Cheering is perfect when someone on the softball team scores, makes a great play, catches a fly ball or has a great hit. Encouragement cheering for walks, foul balls and close plays can also keep the team's energy up to make a great finish.

    Use courtesy to both teams and refrain from loud cheering:
  • When the pitcher pitches
  • When the batter swings or is about to swing
  • When the coaches are calling out instructions

Support from the Team

Whether the team is in the dugout or on the field, providing mutual support for players is important. Players should make an effort to cheer for every member of the team and not just the star players. Aspects like good teamwork in the field and backing up the pitcher are important elements of the game, even if they aren't noticed as much as scoring runs.

Keeping it Fun for Younger Softball Players

A mutually supportive softball team is important at any level, but especially for younger players. Youth softball players can get really down on themselves for making mistakes and feel discouraged and frustrated. They may get overly disappointed in themselves and feel like they are letting the whole team down. While recognizing fielding errors and ways to improve their batting and pitching can help girls improve their skills for the future, focusing too much on the missed play or the fact that they stuck out may keep some girls from excelling. Parents, coaches, and the team itself can all play a part in keeping a positive and encouraging environment, and keep it fun!

More Girls Softball Spirit Ideas

In addition to girls softball cheers, there are many other ways to bring spirit to game day. The team can wear matching warm ups to school on game days and give each other support with notes, posters or small items like a bottle of Gatorade or packs of gum. Parents and supporters can make signs, wave banners and use other spirit items to show visual support.

Girls Softball Cheers