Well I guess I will jump in and finally post on this outstanding forum.
I have 3 DD's.They are 8 & 9(almost 10). Last year was thier first year playing.We played summer and fall ball to catch up to other girls. One DD made allstars and 2 of them have it. The other not so much.
The 2 wanted to pitch. I scouted good pitchers and found an excellent coach. Both girls have excelled in just 3 months. We have worked all winter long in basement.It was hard on me and them.
So what did they learn? If you practice anything hard enough you can achieve just about anything. Better self esteem, confidence. Which is coming thru already at local camps we went to.
Me. We grew together as Dad and DD's. One DD was very difficult to communicate with for myself and wife. That has disappeared and we have a great relationship together. That my friends makes all the nights after work that we practiced worth more than anything money can buy!