Yep to all the above....but don't mix up the money and the female coaches questions, I think they are separate:
- can you afford/think it's worth paying that amount of money -- will you get value?
- evaluate the coaches like any other -- are they good teachers/people, will they do a good job?
- you are out of daddy ball and into a seemingly more competitive environment -- is it the right time for your DD to do that?
The one thing that you have to watch out for with young female coaches is that their most recent experience is with their college program. That style of coaching, which often includes a focus more on conditioning than skills development, doesn't always fit young teams. Young players need to be taught skills and have them reinforced again and again until they get them right -- throw, catch, play the field, run, hit, etc....that is more important than winning at that level...