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    Handling of team/player finances

    Some scout troops/etc do this. But many do not and the troop shares all fundraising for better or worse. My post about not having individual accounts for certain team sports also applies to scouts. Depends how the leaders run it.
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    Seeking Perspective on Guest Playing While Still Committed to Another Team

    Ok what if the other team has two solid pitchers and they are brining in a guest for #3? And also what if #3 plays with them for double headers /scrimmages, and not just tournaments?
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    Handling of team/player finances

    It is all too common for mistakes to be made or embezzlement issues to unfortunately occur in any type of non-profit or volunteer parent organization. Best to have at least two sets of eyes on the accounting always. Whenever I have been involved in finance issues for any sport or youth...
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    Pitching for weak contact vs. strikeouts in 12u

    There is a recent tweet from Cat Osterman "Just a reminder pitchers... your job is to make quality pitches!! Amazing what that mindset can free you up to do. " Other famous softball players liked it and quoted her and talk about how it's not about strikeouts it's about one pitch at a time. If it...
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    Travel Ball is Killing Rec Ball

    Cougars, agree. Around here it is close to $150-$200 for each of fall and spring rec. Then another $250-$300 for "all stars." On the high end you are looking at $700 if you did fall, spring, and all stars. Our TB team is only around $1000 and we do optional fundraising which could gets the cost...
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    DDs see no honor in being called up to varsity, and riding the bench-hear me out.

    "The thing is once they’re older they’ll have bosses they don’t like and ‘just quitting’ isn’t an option. " Sure it is. Of course it is. Maybe they take their time and find a new job or build a skil set first, for a period of time, but of course they can leave a job in the future and many...
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    concerned about where our reg fees are going

    I think you are entirely right to question the $700 fee with only one tournament. Plus anohter $350 for rec? You are talking about over $1000. That seems really strange to me. However, and I am sure you would do this, approach it without the accusation that something wrong has gone on or that...
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    Parent Coaches

    In my experience, the folllowing sports tend to not have parent coaches, they have either professional or semi-professional young coaches. These are individual sports: 1. Swim (someone mentioned this) 2. Tennis 3. Running 4. Golf All the teams sports around us trend towards more parent coaches...
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    New to travel, not sure it's any better than Rec league. Is the grass always greener?

    Made this mistake with my older DS in another sport once. Don't want to make the same mistake again. He was athletically ready for much more challenge but social/mature not there.
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    New to travel, not sure it's any better than Rec league. Is the grass always greener?

    Thanks for this and all the other replies. Good point about fall and not leaving in May. I think she is overall really happy, feeling good and having fun, and learning some things. Switching now would probably not make her happy. A more natural transition at 12u at the end of next summer might...
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    New to travel, not sure it's any better than Rec league. Is the grass always greener?

    Thanks for this. I wonder if we are taking too seriously. DD is developing but sometimes hard to watch and feel like we are waiting for most others to catch up.
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    New to travel, not sure it's any better than Rec league. Is the grass always greener?

    Thanks for the advice. The coaches are good. Not great but not bad, maybe a bit too inexperienced. Most of the teams around here maybe all close to us that I have seen at 10u are parent coaches. Hard to find an experienced coach at 10u. I'm looking around now and will watch more teams more closely.
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    New to travel, not sure it's any better than Rec league. Is the grass always greener?

    Thanks for all these replies. She is definitely the best on the team hitting. Maybe not the best fieldling but top 3 and yes, getting better. Not getting much circle time - aspiring pitcher but not sure how much she really wants it. Or me. Coaches are good. Not the best, not the worst. Bad...
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    New to travel, not sure it's any better than Rec league. Is the grass always greener?

    I have a 10U player new to travel this fall. The time and travel side for the fall has been a lot and we are not sure the particular team we are on is worth it for us or that she is developing much as a player to justify the time and money. She's having fun but her level of play is way above the...

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