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  1. Cyder517

    Fall tryout knowing you can’t play.

    I understand where you are coming from but it gets harder having a player THAT talented but not being able to rely on her or use her talents for YOUR team. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Cyder517

    Fall tryout knowing you can’t play.

    No offense to you but I always had issue with players like this. IMO, you should not be looking at A level teams when her first priority for Fall is soccer. We played a mid-high B level team. One of the player’s first love and commitment was to soccer (also played basketball in the winter). I...
  3. Cyder517

    Dirtbags

    Since there aren’t enough travel teams in my area, I am going to start a team called The Ball Breakers. I never played softball, don’t know the official rules and my daughter will play every inning where ever she wants! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Cyder517

    Dirtbags

    Not if you are vegan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Cyder517

    Select players playing rec ball – does your league ban it?

    Rec rules vary greatly by town. Some towns play amongst their own teams, while other towns play against each other. Most rec leagues need travel players in order to roster teams. In my own town, travel players were required to play rec until they started MS ball. My daughter played on a local...
  6. Cyder517

    Sucking the Fun out of the Game

    The fact that you are aware and concerned about this is already a step in the right direction. After 1 season of rec, my DD played travel for 4 years- (12U to 14u). There are quite a few variables that ultimately led to her quitting softball, but an honest assessment would be that we (her...
  7. Cyder517

    Insight welcome on approaching HC

    Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but it sounds like you want to be the parent saying/doing all the right things but are feeling otherwise(not saying these feelings are unjustified). I am so impressed that your daughter had the courage to talk to her coach. That is an impressive quality...
  8. Cyder517

    Is Travel Ball the best way?

    My daughter will be a junior in Sept. but stopped playing travel at the end of the season last summer. I was always realistic about possible recruitment—-D1 was never even a consideration, but I did think think with a lot of work a JUCO or maybe even D3 was possible. This is no longer my DD’s...
  9. Cyder517

    Parent drama.....

    The information you provided only makes me wonder WHY are you even questioning cutting this family. The moms sounds bat shit crazy- manipulative and confrontational too. I don’t care what level/age this is!!!! Since you do not hold tryouts, you can simply hold a parent meeting with a parent...
  10. Cyder517

    Parent drama.....

    From the situation you’ve described, I believe you are more than justified in letting this family go. Did you give them a formal offer for next season? They are essentially letting you know that they are on the lookout for a better team and are just biding the time away. Sent from my iPhone...
  11. Cyder517

    Playing Up & Skipping Years 14U to 18U - Your Experiences

    In NJ- the majority of teams skip 16u and go straight to 18u. Even then the 16u teams enter 18u tournaments. I can’t speak from personal experience because my daughter quit travel last summer as she ended 14u. However, at this age, girls- especially the ones who make Varsity as freshmen- are...
  12. Cyder517

    Best time to tell assistant you don’t need him anymore

    Definitely a sticky situation.... I always think upfront and honest is best in the long run although toughest at the time. Personally, I’d have this conversation before All Stars and give him the choice to fire you as his assistant if he wanted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Cyder517

    Tryout Season (aka Silly Season)

    I normally would make a list of 6-7 teams. Then due to conflicts/circumstances, the list would get smaller. One weekend we went to 3 different tryouts. DD received on the spot offers from all. It was appreciated and flattering, but we felt hard pressed to make a decision ASAP. We sat down...
  14. Cyder517

    Predictions on the WCWS??

    Watching this game and I am speechless! I’d love for OU to battle back but after tonight’s whipping? Not sure if they can. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Cyder517

    Good read-WCWS

    I get a kick out of watching one of the LSU’s parent/fan on tv. The guy sits directly behind home plate and is always cheering/yelling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Cyder517

    DDs see no honor in being called up to varsity, and riding the bench-hear me out.

    No apologies are needed! In sharing our experience and frustration (more mine, than hers), I am opening up the floor for criticism as well as acknowledgement. It helps to hear other perspectives. Have a good night!
  17. Cyder517

    DDs see no honor in being called up to varsity, and riding the bench-hear me out.

    I’m not the OP but have a similar situation. While I always appreciate bluntness, you are making a lot if ASSumptions in the situation. 1. No one is asking to start. If potential was seen in the younger girls, give them a chance. 2. Never did he say he complained to the coach or was he going...
  18. Cyder517

    That is a wrap!

    Thanks for the snark and yes, if my daughter is even is still playing softball at that time, I might post something like because she would have “paid her dues” by then and it is exactly what is goes on now- seniority over talent and ability. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Cyder517

    That is a wrap!

    My daughter is anything but selfish! She is a good kid, who is always respectful to her coaches and teachers. She is a hard-worker and has athletic talent. She tries to cheer on her team in victory and supports her team in defeat—— even to the girls who are not so nice or don’t offer the same...
  20. Cyder517

    That is a wrap!

    Repostedfrom Coach Lisle’s FB page Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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