We have had problems in the past with the head coach of the HS team. This season so far, my DD1 unfortunately got a concussion at an open gym during the off season that was not handled properly. Now, my DD1 who stepped up to be the catcher for the team is being blamed for a 5 run loss. She had one play that allowed a run to score on a passed ball and one play where she had a runner on third that broke for home on a sac bunt as soon as the ball was pitched. She threw to 1st, but didnt give herself enough of a throwing lane and hit the runner in the back of the head. The first baseman was standing on first in the line, not to the inside of the bag. During the last practice, she was sitting out due to injuring her thumb in the game. This game is her 3rd game she has caught ever. Maybe an inning here and there in rec ball years ago, but never had an formal instruction or practice at the position until this season.
Now, during practice, while she was sitting on the bench, the team is going through all of the errors made during the game. It was put out that my DD did a horrible job, and the C that came in for the last 2 innings caught more pitches then my DD. This was said to the entire team! Then it was said that throws were bad from the catcher position. My DD had a throw down to 3rd on a steal that tipped of the 3rd basemans glove and went passed the LF'er who was not backing up correctly. The ball should have been caught easily. But, it was the throw that was the problem. Later in the game, same throw and the runner was CS.
I just cannot think of why a coach would think that after a 5 run loss (0-3 on the season) you would place the blame on one person and tell the team that it was that persons fault, then within ear shot of other players, belittle a 17yr old girl to other coaches to the point that teammates are telling her what is being said and the team thinks its her fault!
By the way, my DD1 has verbally committed to play for a D3 school and is a junior. Only girl on the team that even wants to play in college. All this from a HC that told DD1 that she will get her letter this year?
DD2 will be a freshman next year, but since she is a pitcher, so I am sure she will be treated differently.