Head coach texted parents out of the blue stating that the team will be dissolved. No prior warnings & no hints. Not even a courtesy phone call, just a text. The coaches (yes, 3rd of the team parents were coaches, and that's another discussion for another day) had already found new teams for their own daughters. The non-coaches parents now had to find a team for their DDs so they can start winter-training with a team. In this area, teams form in the fall so not many teams are doing tryouts until Spring.
Here's a lesson: If the coaches had been acting in ways that do not call for respects, start looking for a new team when you have the chance. Don't justify and look the other way because your DD likes her teammates.
I can see how the conversation goes with these so-called coaches and their daughters:
Kid: "Dad, how come some of my softball friends aren't on this new team?"
Dad: "That's because all the coaches are I were jacka$$e$ and found our sweet darlings a team, but your other friends are left to fend on their own."
Kid: "Can I still play with them?"
Dad: "No honey, we can't be friends anymore because we screwed them so badly. In the future if you need a favor like going on their team or needing a job, you can't ask the parents or your old friends for help either."
It's a small world, and the softball world is even smaller...