So DD joined a new team a month ago. She really likes the coaches hands on approach and the girls on this team. Sounds ideal, right? Well, a couple of weeks after she joins, a couple of girls leave. No big deal, replace them. The coach keeps a smaller roster because he wants the girls to get a lot of PT. We then notice a trend that players don't seem to always be at practice. There are a few girls, DD included, that are always there. So I ask the coach about it and he has a couple that are not as dedicated as he would like and wanted to add a couple more so he could let the more dedicated girls play more and do something with the less than dedicated players. Ok, that sounds reasonable. Fall tourneys start. We are short for 1st tourney. No problem, we have a couple of solid pick ups. Then we get rained out. Next tourney is Labor Day weekend. Great. The schedule is out and DD is playing her old team. She is excited. Then we get an email that two girls have other things going on and cannot play. One is the #2 pitcher. Then we get an email the next day that our #1 got injured and we have no pitchers and 5 girls available. We bail on the tourney. Next tourney is the 2nd to last week of Sept. They have had a couple of tryouts with minimal turn out. So they have another planned Labor Day weekend when a ton of players are going to be playing, which means the quality and turn out will probably be low.
This is a big tryout weekend coming up. I am concerned we are going to get stuck holding the bag with a team without enough players. DD is ok with the situation and thinks it will be ok. I am not as optimistic. Since this is the last big weekend of tryouts, would it make sense for DD to hit a couple to see if we can land a back up plan? Her coach is at a tournament with his 2000 team so I won't be able to talk to him.
Any thoughts? I have already paid fees but will walk away from them if it is in DD's best interest.