Eureka! The only way a pitcher will improve overall is with exposure. In a different thread, there was talk about a cancerous player. My daughter has just given notice to her team (very difficult) because the cancerous player that everyone is tip toeing around is the ace pitcher. Robin is their number 2 pitcher, but the coaches have no pitching rotation. The difficult player is threatened by Robin's talent which is not as strong as hers. But if anyone else is put on the mound, the girl cries, huffs, buffs and sends out a message that they are going to lose because she's not pitching. My husband and I have talked about a pitching rotation (four girls on this team with great potential) and they refuse. A sword they are going to die on. It makes absolutely no sense to put a less experienced pitcher in only when the coaches resign to losing the game before its over. My daughter came to us and intelligently identified the problem and is blessed to have several team choices. There is a 12U team that consists of mostly 10 year olds, and my daughter has gotten her mound time by filling in for them when her team wasn't playing. It has helped her esteem, confidence, and pitching. It's helped that little team compete, and the coach of that team uses Robin to teach off of. They are coming up against the same teams that her team play, and she has been shutting them down. Knowing which pitches to pitch is learned...it may come natural for some, but not many. My husband is helping her to learn that. On her team, the coach calls low and inside over and over and over because that is what his daughter throws best...need I say more. I don't mean to spout, but this very question is what we have been up against. I would appreciate some of the more seasoned members to weigh in...Marc, Ernie, Elliot, Hal?
Thanks for bringing it up.