I came to the thread expecting delusions of grandeur, I leave laughing out loud. Well played, good sir!
It kind of dictated how we practiced so we started with 2-3 years of just fastballs. Master a pitch and then add a pitch and repeat. So we add one pitch at a time taking about 16-24 months to master.
We had several years of:
Other parent: Oh, your daughter pitches, mine too. Mine has 5 pitches. How many does your have?
Me: 1 or 2
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Proud parent moment: We recently went out to dinner with another family whose daughter is also a softball player. She's been attending a weekly group lesson with a local HE "coach." At one point she announces that she has six pitches. DD just nods and gives me the side-eye.
We had an 8 year old a few years back with 4
Ball 1, Ball 2...