How do I get it through my daughter's head that I just want her to pitch with power and use some force behind her mechanics and have her stop worrying so much about throwing strikes and placing the ball?
I feel like Ive done everything. Ive given her imaginary 2 weeks passes where Ive told her I dont care if the ball goes over the backstop and I dont care if she doesnt throw a strike for weeks......I just want her to pitch with more force. However, she is such a perfectionsist and cares soooooooo much about being good and keeping her spot as on of our teams better pitchers, that she just wont let loose with me. Not during games and not even at practice or at home.
I am really considering getting her a PC once this Rec season is over with. I know sometimes it takes another coach to get a DD to listen completely or to try something different. Do you think this will help? I know at some point soon she will need someone a little more experienced anyways. Dont get me wrong, she pitches decently fast. Its not slow, but she has so much more to give and I know she is "looking good" right now but in the long run it will stunt her growth as a player with her placing the ball.
Its hard for her to understand as a 9 year old that I dont care so much if she keeps up with her 7K-10K per game pace. I sometimes question myself....lol. Again I just want the best for her and know she is holding back in fear of not playing as well.