I am not a fan. We play enough that the weekends off are needed. But a question back to you. Do you pickup players if your short? My philosophy is that I don’t want them picking up when we aren’t playing and I don’t pick up players when we have a girl out. If too many are out we will schedule a different weekend.
I have no problem with girls on the team picking up for another team when we are not playing.
We don't normally pick up a player unless there is a real need to. We picked up a player for one tournament last year. We had 3 players missing for a tournament so we only had 9 girls. We picked up one player to make a total of 10 girls. Batted 10 the entire tournament, so none of the girls had to sit.
If your not playing that weekend why not let them play elsewhere? You can never get enough game experience.
I understand the position of you don’t want to lose players but by the same token the player(s) may see how good they have it on your squad.
As far as possible injuries or burnout it’s a game things happen. Let the kids play, improve & have fun.
I guess when coaches start paying MY dd to play instead of it being the other way around, they can tell her not to pick up if we are off and not practicing that day. The exception being if we actually sign an agreement when we join the team stating that it is prohibited. Current team encourages picking up if it is an option.