I coach junior girls in Australia and also play senior men softball. I have a couple under 15 aged pitchers that I have taught to pitch and they both have a crow hop action. Here in Australia we have adopted the new ISF pitching laws which means their actions are legal. Neither of them have ever been warned or called for illegal pitching except for not pausing long enough before starting their pitch which has no relation to their footwork. I originally taught the old jump and drag action however one of my girls played under 12 mixed and picked the crow hop action up from the boys in the team. Here in Australia the boys and men elite pitchers were crow hopping but were keeping their feet to close to the ground for the line umpires to call them. This saw many crow hop pitchers develop and I feel the laws were changed by ISF more as a case of the horse had already been allowed to bolt so they decided to no longer penalise the male pitchers for developing actions and becoming elite before ever getting called for illegal pitches. As a senior men's player I have experienced first hand that now if you don't crow hop in junior boys or men's softball you are a dead duck. The game has been pretty much revolutionised in male softball by the crow hop pitching action. I find the main advantage is the arm action isn't telegraphed by the pitcher when they crow hop as their feet start the pitch and not their arm like the old jump and drag action and this as a hitter see's the ball upon you quite quickly. Male batters have adjusted to this and elite crow hop pitchers do get hit. Now that they have allowed females to crow hop pitch in ISF rules its only logical to expect that it will change the game soon for females as well. The main issue my girls have is that there is many tradionalists that still haven't accepted that the rules have changed and the game has changed, anyone in male softball now just accepts it as part of the game. I have been researching and have noticed that ASA and many leagues/ comps in USA still haven't adopted ISF rules, why is this the case? I'm hoping if my pitchers become competent enough in their softball that maybe scholarship to USA college softball might be a option for them but there is all these different rules, maybe when USA get knocked off by crow hoping pitching from other countries at internationals they will change their thinking on this? like anything that is competition once someone gets a advantage everyone will then come to the party I guess? Thoughts anyone?