I have a daughter who is in her 3rd year of pitching she's 14 and just finished her freshman year of HS. Her HS coach admitts he knows very little if nothing at all about the fundementals of pitching; so we (parents) have been paying for and taking her to pitching lessons. Which I have zero problem with I'm glad to do it; it is for her and the teams benefit. She's developed very fast and is capable of pitching Varsity at our teams level of play and the teams we play in our region. He even told her at the beginning of the season he'd planned on utilizing her more on the mound. However she only saw 12 innings in a 30 game varsity schedule and probably 20 innings in JV. She's had in those 32 innings 15 strike outs 4 walks and 10 inning shutouts. Problem is our Varsity pitcher's dad is the Assistant Coach. Our daughter is also a southpaw. She averages about 52 mph fastpitch with a 40 mph change up; has a natural curve ball and dropball. She's has proven to be quite effective. At least I feel that she's done very well for only pitching for 3 seasons.
Our problem arose during a tournament right before our district play was to start. The tournament was played at a team we could potentially face in regional play. Our HS is relatively small and we normally play the same size schools. However our region contains 1A-4A teams. To make a long story short; he pitched our Varsity pitcher to a team at our level of skill and play however he pitched my daughter against a team that won the state tournament. We've never played past districts, I understand that we should play different skill levels of ball but to pitch an inexperienced pitcher against a state championship team; we felt like was just bad coaching. Our varsity pitcher we felt like had the experience to pitch that game and that he used our daughter to "save" the varsity pitchers record.
I guess my question is if you were a coach would you agree to what our HS coach did?