The hiring practices at all levels of softball are to hire former players - this means less experience at many levels, including management and marketing. Many are straight out of college with no real world experience. It is lame from NPF President Cheri Kempf down. They have to open up to more input and diversify to grow. The Professional Level (NPF) draft is also closed to collegiate graduates only - no juniors allowed, great junior college players or high level high school and travel ball players are eligible. Like the low levels of real world experience you get in the education system today, the in-breeding if you will, is making the sport suffer. A sport where the biggest consumers (Young Girls with Credit Cards) and the greatest potential just can't get off the ground. Just like where the MLB inspires all levels below it, for softball to grow, the NPF must be restructured and put in experienced hands.