DD2 joined a new 10u team. part of organization that has a couple of older teams (16u, 19u). Coach really impressed us, and we knew a couple of people who did clinics/lessons with her, and they highly reccomended her (12u players parents, said if she coached a 12u team, they would be there). She is also coaching the older teams in org. they actually formed two 10u teams, she is HC of one, I believe helping with the other. Big factor was coach saying they encouraged girls to play multiple sports, and would support it, and as team was coming together, asked for everyone's schedule through end of year, really seemed to by trying to accomodate as much as possible.
team has only had about 3 practices so far, DD has only made one because of other commitments, this one was really first with all the girls there, so a lot of it was getting the girls used to how she runs practices, expectations, etc. DD2 has gone to a couple of open hitting/pitching (she catches) clinics coach runs, she charges $10-$20 per head for the hour (catchers are free during pitching), depending on the venue and number of girls; many times she also has one of her older players there as well to help out with younger ones.
at a team party this saturday (team bonding), AC tells me looks like they are going to do one tournament in a couple of weeks, and then one each of the last two weekends in OCtober. All Local, so not a big deal travel wise (within 1hr approx drive time). now I have to check DD2s availability vs other commitments, but I knew going in in fall (when soccer is priority), she might miss a little, and coach did as well. communication received today confirms this schedule.
Is this unusual, getting into tournaments this soon after forming the team (some of the girls have played together previously, but not all, it looks as if they took an independent travel team from previous year, and expanded to two teams, an A and a B)? I will say, probably are no local (ie within say 2 hrs ) tournaments after Nov 1, and certainly not after thanksgiving, given climate (Northeast). they do not even have uniforms yet.