I am gearing up for my first season as head coach of a 10u rec team (Little League Minors). I have been the head coach at various lower levels for the last four seasons, but this will be my first year coaching full time player pitch. I have no idea what I will have for pitching as we are still a couple of weeks away from tryouts, but I expect there will be times when the girls struggle to throw strikes!! I really donít care if we post a 15-1 or a 1-15 regular season record. That being said, it isnít in anyoneís best interest to let a nine year old suffer through an eight walk (we have a five run limit) inning. How have others handled this issue? I am not looking forward to the prospect of pulling a pitcher in the middle of an inning, nor to watching everyone loose interest in the game as the pitcher struggles to throw strikes. Three of the girls who will likely be my pitchers, one of them being my daughter, take pitching lessons together and I am the catcher for the group. They are making progress, but I can see that at the beginning of the season there will be some struggles. Any experiences you can share are appreciated.