SMART is a group of fast pitch coaches, parents, etc, formed to educate the public and promote the wearing of defensive face masks for injury prevention.
SMART is Softball Mask Awareness and Rules Team. We are a group, primarily from Ohio whose sole purposes are to generate awareness to young softball players of the benefits and safety from wearing face masks. We also have another primary mission and that is to lobby with the various fastpitch governing bodies (NFHS, OHSAA, ASA, USSSA, etc) to adopt regulation requiring the use of protective masks in certain defensive positions.
SMART is not affiliated with, nor do we intend to promote the purchase of any specific face mask manufacturing company's products. We do not recieve any compensation from, nor do we have any direct ties with any commercial entitiy. Fuerthermore, any reference found in any written post or photograph of any specific company's product, by either brand or trade name is completely unintentional and is for informational use only and shall not be deemed to be an endorsement of that product by SMART.
Our goal is simply this...we want to make this game safe and enjoyable for many young players for years to come. If we are able to prevent ONLY ONE injury as the result of our efforts, then they are not in vain. We want to prevent hundreds or more injuries.
We appreciate your support. LIke our Page and share it with your team, with your school coaches, with the parents of your players. We want to get our message out to everybody, that wearing these face masks is simply SMART!
We are looking for pictures, links to videos, stories, etc about this topic. If you have any to share, please contact us via Facebook, or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org