My daughters are both playing in LL 9-12 years fastpitch.
I've been an assistant for years ....played fastpitch as well.
We play 6 innings and other than pitcher catcher, every girl plays a different position each inning (yes, a completely different line up every single inning). The current group of coaches feel as though the girls will learn numerous positions by rotating the girls in this manner.
Each of our 4 teams has about 4 pitchers and they may pitch one or two innings a game (sometimes they don't get an inning at all.)(which is fine as some (half) of the pitchers are quite erratic)
Even if they do end up playing the same position in a game, they aren't consecutive innings.
Although I agree with the girls playing different positions, I disagree with the frequency of rotation. We have played 6 games and none of the girls has any real knowledge of what to do withthe ball when they get it (other than pitchers catchers).
By the time All Stars come around, we are dealing with pitchers who haven't pitched more than two innings in a game and numerous fielders who just don't know what to do on the field.
I guess I would play two line ups each game ... then rotate differently in the next game (this is an all play equally league until All Stars)
Any thoughts on any of this?