We’ve definitely done really good things with these girls, but after this summer we’ve all agreed it’ll be time for them to experience non-parent coaches. For the girls who continue in our org, there is an excellent coaching pair (who they know and love) waiting for them at 12u. The competition and time commitment will ramp up, and there are some playing-time and position decisions to be made that for the sake of our friendships we don’t think we should be making going forward.Is there a reason your coaches wouldn't coach the girls every year? Even when they move up? Sounds like you have a good thing going, take them all the way to 18's.
And thanks all for the responses, sounds like silence is golden in this case, no matter how badly one wants to chime in.