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travel teams in Northeastern IN

Mar 1, 2018
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Central Indiana
Bandits are not adding more teams. Bill Conroy has 2 branches premier and demarini 1 team at each level and none of them play at a lower level. IMG 04 bay, boetleir, and Kleiner, and 05 moore as well as the older IMG teams like Rudd absolutely compete on the national stage. the 06 teams are weak. The north and south branches are weak. The Gators have been around longer. There is not currently a gators team that can compete on the national stage.

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…...I'm just here for the Gators/IMG civil war discussion!

(in all fairness my kid plays on IMG 08 out of Indy)
 
Jul 22, 2020
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…...I'm just here for the Gators/IMG civil war discussion!

(in all fairness my kid plays on IMG 08 out of Indy)
Didn't think posting questions about north west IN would turn into a middle/south IN pissing contest over IMG, Bandits, Gators. I actually ended up speaking w/someone in the local area who's girls have been on several different teams, and has liked the Gators/Freeze, Shock and Sluggers, and her girl was very well educated on the sport so that gave me a lot of good information. She was trying to pull back on the travel softball schedule b/c both her girls are also in travel basketball and it gets to be to much, time and money.
 
Oct 11, 2010
7,555
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Chicago, IL
Midwest fastpitch might be a good resource for you. It is an anonymous post web site so things go sideways sometimes but not as bad as it was a few years ago.
 
Jul 22, 2020
31
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Midwest fastpitch might be a good resource for you. It is an anonymous post web site so things go sideways sometimes but not as bad as it was a few years ago.
Thanks for the information. Just foundout that Northern Indiana Elite is folding, said all the teams were moving to other org's. So 1 less group to worry about.

as for the "watered down" stufff, if the talent is there it's not really watering it down, just means that there are that many girls in the area capable of playing. At 8-10-12U it's all about development for 14-16U anyways.
 

inumpire

Observer, but has an opinion
Oct 31, 2014
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To see who can get the most teams (read: watered down) the fastest??
And that seems to be what is all about lately, how many teams can an organization can have. Not a good recipe to compete at a higher level IMO.
 
Mar 1, 2018
44
18
Central Indiana
Looks to me like IMG can compete on the National level.....Boetleir had a little trouble against a Bandits 14U team.......isn’t he a 16U national level team??

Bad day, I guess. This was today 7/30/20.
Well, I mean, IMG Bay ended up winning the entire 16u tournament today. So there's that if you're wanting to look at game scores
 

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