Sliding head first while running bases is something you see baseball boys do all the time. Some argue that girls don’t do it enough in softball. That may be true and there may be a number of reasons why. For me, there is one major reason why I, personally, do not slide head first into bases, I tell my daughters not to do it, and I don’t encourage it among my players. Now I do not stop or discourage players from doing it if it’s already something that’s 2nd nature to them.