I think for the most part it is coached well, and they’ve tried to bring in some of the older team coaches to help. They spend a lot of time right now on very fundamental stuff - throwing, catching, and fielding. They hit off tees, bunt, coach pitching, and live pitching. The pitchers and catchers stay after practice at least once a week to work.Yes and no. Ideally, the best experiences in 10U are for teams that live in the .450-0.650 win range. Winning more than that makes every loss a disaster (and you are playing the wrong level). Losing more than that - well losing piles up fast in travel so that can also get really bas, real fast.
Maybe - how is the coaching? Is that a major part of why she is improving and excelling? Good coaching is a massive consideration for 10U. If she is having fun, and the coach is good, looking for greener pastures may not be the best move so be careful.
Games are the fun part. So the answer to this is more likley YES than NO. Sitting on the bench and watching at 10U is boring. On a well coached team, the #2 pitcher is getting plenty of pitching time; if you are concerned by that on a new team, then you should really think about it more.
There are good coaches and bad coaches. The question is ALWAYS is this team coached well. The whole daddy ball thing is BS for the most part - Daddy Ball/favortism is just a symptom of bad coaching
That is a totally separate issue.
Before the season they wanted to improve her shotput overhand throw and have done that.
I feel like the winter will be the real test.
In games the coaches maybe should be more vocal. The pitching management at times can be weird. Last tourney my daughter threw 135 pitches in a one day tourney in two games, the #2 girl threw o50, the #3 100 in one game, and the #4 like 30 some before being yanked and my daughter finishing the rest of the game. They sat my daughter and warmed her up knowing the #4 girl likely would get pulled.
This team at 8-U was undefeated, replaced 3 good girls with better older girls (adding the two pitchers) and now has trouble winning.