You might have noticed that once you get to a certain level, the girls are throwing harder, the ball moves more and it gets a little harder for people to catch these pitchers.
I have a 16U team.
I have 4 pitchers on my team - all of whom need to practice.
I have 3 catchers on my team - one of them is one of my 4 pitchers. And she's nursing a knee injury for a few months so has not been able to catch.
I have dads who catch their daughters.
However, I do notice that when dads or even some of my other athletes (not catchers) take turns to catch my pitchers, the pitches don't the same quality workout as they do when they work with our regular catchers.
It's just not the same. I don't want my 2 main catchers to be spending all their time catching pitchers for hours and hours even if they do it a lot.
I want to work on their catching skills, other fielding skills (they do play at least one other position).
How do you divide your practices?
How do you find it when other people for your pitchers?
Any tips to improve the quality of the workouts for the pitchers?