When I was 5, I moved from Sweden to NY and just returned during the summers. Therefore, my softball experience has been different than many of my teammates. Softball is not known throughout Sweden. My teammates tend to workout in the gymnasium during most of the year until the snow melts and its warm enough to go outside and play. The national team coach got a a couple of pitchers and catchers together and had them fly to Florida in order to train with Michelle Smith as well as some other big time players.