I know that the trend of new teams popping up has been going on for a while but this year in our area it's seemed to really explode. Tryout boards littered with teams that no one has heard of looking for almost full teams (with the exception of the coaches kid). Can I ask what is it that people are after? I get that the coaches or founders of these new teams are looking for a place to get their DD the playing time that she "deserves" but what motivates the parents that fill out the rest of the team?
DD has been with our current org for 3 going on 4 seasons. We have had our share of highs and lows but all in all it's been a great experience. Have there been times when we felt like leaving would make DD happier, sure. But those feelings were temporary and we were able to see the big picture. What I don't understand is why parents would move their kid year after year. I am not involved in the recruiting process too deep as of yet but I can't think that it would help to say that Sally has been on 5 teams in 5 years.
Not to mention the obvious that there just aren't enough pitchers or catchers to fill these teams. That's why the guest player boards are littered with requests for help. To the guys and gals that have been around this game longer than 10 years has this been the norm or was there a time when there were limited numbers of teams and girls who didn't make a team had to work all season and try to make it the next year?