seriously. my older girl is a 15u playing on a 18u showcase team. on a team of same aged girls, she is usually the best or close to it , player on the team. including high school where she started as a freshman. she is currently playing 3rd base but is more normally a ss. we have been attending open camps . my kid is very athletic 5-5 and 120 or so pounds. most of the top 3rd basemen seem to be more the typical 1b/3b type than my kid. my DD has a good arm and is quite quick. she is actually a better SS than a 3b where she can be all over the field. but my question is, how does one actually evaluate ones own kid in comparison to other kids that maybe competing against her for scholie money? i don't really know how to phrase the question .
i will try. my DD is good. runs great, hits, whatever. she can play SS for most any , say 16u team and likely most high schools. can she play D1 college? or, is she better off staying at 3rd and trying to buck the stereo type ?
in camps she usually looks good. but so do a dozen other kids. where she stands out is in games. playing SS for her last years team, she generated lots of interest from coaches and parents and even umpires. amazing things happen when she is out there. but she got cut from that team as most of that squad moved up to 18u. she was also one of two top hitters. (they cut that other hitter as well whom was also the best outfielder) so now she is back at third base for her new team. what it boils down to , i am trying to make a realistic judgement as to how far my kid can go in softball. without prejudice. bias or whatever. i have another girl coming up in a couple of years as well and my family resources are limited.