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    Got into a big argument with someone online...

    They spent most of December posting about how players need to be involved in multiple sports, take 2 months off to rest and reset and so on and so forth...

    Two days ago they posted their multi-day tryout starting yesterday, a four day a week practice schedule and pretty much every weekend tourney schedule starting Jan 4 and extending through August - along with a 'How do you expect your daughter to be on the field in March is all she is doing is taking selfies in December' meme, a long diatribe on how you have to work harder than the next person and "when you are on the couch, your opponent is on the field' sign off....

    Pointing out that these two things are mutually exclusive apparently showed my complete misunderstanding of whatever it is they were trying to convey.
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    maybe the idiocy they were trying to convey was too subtle for you to pick up on
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    People....

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    It's funny.
    I saw that meme. And without fail everyone who posted it has a kid who is a slacker.
    It's was comedic justice.
    A change up should be kept low so that if the hitter does time it, they have to make the secondary adjustment of going down to hit the ball also. 2 movements in the hitter doubles their chance of a bad swing. The combo of being able to read the pitcher's change up early and doing a backflip to keep it up in the zone is a deadly combo. - Bill Hillhouse

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    I do find the opinionated posts amusing as well. The ones about how if you're not working now you won't be playing in March are dangerous, IMO, too many people believe this means no time off for any kid except Christmas Day and maybe Christmas Eve. Funny thing is the teams that do this to their 12U and younger programs seem to be the same ones looking for new players every June.

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    People are stupid. When it comes to sports they're stupider. When it comes to youth athletics they're even more stupider.

    Every human body needs a break. The tougher the sport the longer the break. The best athletes in the world understand and subscribe to that belief. Athletes that listen to their dumb ass parents who never played a sport don't

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    Why is playing in March a goal?

    DD has been pretty much off since first weekend in November. For the first time ever, (2nd year 16), I think she could use just a few more weeks. It isn’t possible. We start up again in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 625ender View Post
    People are stupid. When it comes to sports they're stupider. When it comes to youth athletics they're even more stupider.

    Every human body needs a break. The tougher the sport the longer the break. The best athletes in the world understand and subscribe to that belief. Athletes that listen to their dumb ass parents who never played a sport don't
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    A change up should be kept low so that if the hitter does time it, they have to make the secondary adjustment of going down to hit the ball also. 2 movements in the hitter doubles their chance of a bad swing. The combo of being able to read the pitcher's change up early and doing a backflip to keep it up in the zone is a deadly combo. - Bill Hillhouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westwind View Post
    Why is playing in March a goal?

    DD has been pretty much off since first weekend in November. For the first time ever, (2nd year 16), I think she could use just a few more weeks. It isn’t possible. We start up again in January.
    That's just the month when most teams are in full tournament mode around here, most start with one or maybe 2 before March, but by then you see everyone thinking about the qualifiers, tournaments they want to win, etc.

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    We go year round but DD is a pitcher and now on a break from throwing. We give her 3-5 weeks off in the winter. Problem is that once fall season is over all of the camps start. Gotta wedge that break in between camps. Once she commits (hopefully this summer) we won't be hitting camps and she can get a real break. That said her practices are once a week with fielding, hitting, strength and conditioning and live hitting. She also hits another day during the week and goes to a gym another 2-3 days a week. It's a full time job.
    A change up should be kept low so that if the hitter does time it, they have to make the secondary adjustment of going down to hit the ball also. 2 movements in the hitter doubles their chance of a bad swing. The combo of being able to read the pitcher's change up early and doing a backflip to keep it up in the zone is a deadly combo. - Bill Hillhouse

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