- Nov 18, 2013
I’d have a talk with her to see what she likes about softball the most, particularly her current team. Moving down to a lower team will come at a price. Does she like playing top competition? Is giving up the coaching and commitment of the girls on her current team to be a pitcher worth it? Will she be happy on a team where school dances and weekends at the lake might trump softball? Will she mind playing alongside kids whose first love is basketball and softball is just to keep them active? Does she have the patience and desire to teach other kids who might be new to the sport? It very well could be that pitching will become her first love and she wants to do whatever it takes to get there. If that’s how she feels, a B team is perfect. If she’s not in it 100%, there’s a lot of issues to consider if she drops a level.Thank you everyone for the advice. She does have a solid bat and can play CF as well, but she is not as fast as she should be at CF in my opinion. There is no school ball as a option till next year. She will put in the work to pitch, and see how she develops. I think right now she has self doubt because she is starting a little older than most kids. After reading suggestions I think playing on a team she will get to pitch on is then best fit for her. Thanks everyone!