I did not think DD would make the Team. I told her if she did that she better enjoy practice because that was the only time she would be on the softball field. I think most parents had similar conversations with their DDs. Well after 7 games that feeling is gone for a few player/ parents now that they are on the Team.
Most the Players/ Parents, us included, are coming from batting the entire lineup. Players usually play an infield and an outfield position during the game.
1 player is used to batting 1 – 3 and pitching. For whatever reason she is the starting SS and bats 6th. She has played 90% of the time the Team has been on the field, most the players would love to be in her position but she is mopping and her game is suffering.
Harder 1 is the players that are playing < 40% of the innings, bat at the bottom of the order and only play in the OF. Some Players are annoyed and their parents great, some parents annoyed and the players are great.
The majority of both the parents and players are great and I think they remember the Happy of make the team feeling. For a few the Happy to make the Team feeling only seems to last until the 1st game of the season.