My DD pitched D1 in college. She played at a mid-level D1 softball school--not great, but not bad.He said he catches her 4 days a week at home and then also catches for her pitching lessons on Saturday. REALLY? Is it realistic to say that for our daughters to be competitive that they need to be pitching every day??
Starting at 13YOA:
She pitched 4-5 days per week for 9 months out of the year. In March and April, she was probably pitching 7 days a week. From Mid-august to December 1, she would pitch 2-3 times per week. She would pitch approximately 1.0 to 2 hours, depending upon home work and extra-curricular activities.
We lived in Chicagoland. It would get dark at 5 PM during the winter. We made arrangements at a local sports academy for her to pitch during their slack times. We were always looking for a place to pitch. We became very efficient at this. We worked it into her schedule.
Training aids: There really isn't anything.
It is very boring. It takes a tremendous amount of will-power and devotion to do this.
And, even if she does all this work, there is *NO* guarantee that she'll be good enough to pitch in college.
Whether it is worth the effort is up to you and her.