We live in a rural area and went to HS in a small city. Everyone started out playing to the town travel team and many kids remain in that org forever. So you tend to know everyone evem in different ages.Very few. Most kids hate pitching.
They all want to try it, but very few of them want to do it a second time. When I was coaching that age level, I let everyone who wanted to pitch try. By the third game, I never had more than two kid who wanted to pitch.
Joshua Medcalf, Chop Wood Carry Water. I'm not sure she enjoyed the story in it, but she pulled some gems out of it about work ethic. I would suggest you read it first.What book would that be? I could use some good advice/guidance with my Dtr and pitching. TIA
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Awesome!A really smart guy on this forum turned my DD on to a book that has kept her pitching even with all the highs and lows she has gone through. This chart is burned in her brain and helps when she feels like she can't pitch. Going into her 3rd year of pitching (14U) she is really coming into her own. Played in her 1st teams tournament this weekend and the girl who was #1 in 12u, throwing high 50s, is now that team's #3 and is throwing slower and has no control. Have faith success will come. Have to keep the thought process on getting 1% better everyday.
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I watched a Ric Flare video the other night and he said you can't talk about the sport unless you have #1 played it and knows what it takes to prepare and compete or #2 Spent years studying the sport, enough to realize what it takes to play.I hear ya.
Especially on new teams, when my DD is off you start hearing (or imagine you're hearing) the grumblings. Most parents know pitchers are out there giving their all (and quite honestly, FU if you're bitching about the team's pitcher).
I dealt with it the other day. Almost said something but bit my lip.
Any girl that toes the rubber is brave beyond her years. I think those girls will go far in life.