Our case exactly. We gave one girl extra time and attention. Found her an amazing hitting coach. Played her at many positions.Its pretty nuts to hear how often these things happen. Parents seem to need a manual when joining a travel team or a coach to be up front on expectations- of course they have that option to make changes without notification. Seen this happen when we first joined a 14B team. After a few tournaments the coach would play my daughter and her friend in pool play and once bracket day came they would sit our girls in favor of guest players. Yes it annoyed me and I would watch the guest player miss plays/balls in the outfield while my daughter didnt. The problem was my daughter was going thru a batting slump and the guest was hitting. So for me it made since, we need hits so we can score.
My DD's friend who was on the team did ok in right field - missed a few and would get a hit once in a while. Bracket day comes and the girls are on the bench again. Mom talking and getting all fired up, tries to get my wife to join in. Well after the 1st bracket game that weekend the Mom had enough. After the game went to the post game Coach's talk, told her daughter to pack up and then told off the coach. They were done with this team. Of course we were annoyed but we were going to stick thru this.
The sad part of this thing is even today they still blame that coach for their daughters struggles while playing the game. They never mention the time he spent 1/1 with the girl to hit. Time spent that he could of been spending with his own daughter. Its very disappointing to see parents show their kids this way of thinking is ok- its always the coaches fault or teachers fault. Instead of lets practice at home or take lessons to get better so there is no chance they will sit you. Fight for your spot!
She just didn't improve.
They'll never talk to us coaches again. They blame us for their daughter's short-comings. And of course, they'll repeat this at every team she's ever on.