Girls ages 12 to 18 are invited to up their game during a softball program being offered twice in August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mid-America West Sports Complex in Shawnee. This program is called Softball IQ 101 for Girls. Coach Jay Bredwell will share years of collected college game-time video for analysis and discussion of situational defenses, offenses, and baserunning to expose players to a higher-level of cognitive thinking while on the field. A thorough review of applicable rules will be explored in the classroom and on the field. This is the perfect course for the player who would like to mentally “up her game,” and who wants to have a better feel for the best alternatives in different situations. Players may register for either or both sessions, as each evening will include different content. Participants are encouraged to have at least one year of prior softball experience.To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under sports. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “softball.”Both programs will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday at the Mid-America West Sports Complex, at 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. One program will take place on Aug. 16, and the other on Aug. 21. The cost for one one-and-one-half-hour session is $30 per person for Johnson County residents, or $32 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at www.jcprd.com for the Aug. 16 or for the Aug. 21 session.The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.