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Weekend pick-ups??

Hey! Frustrated to the limit with the team dd is on now. No practices this week, no games - nothing. My question is this: how many coaches of travel ball or teams looking for a player for weekend tourneys (fill-in) actually check the eteamz site? I was thinking of posting 12U looking for team or weekend play. Would that be a good idea or not? Have feelers out in the travel ball community but thought if I posted, it may help, too. Any advice would be great! Overly frustrated, at this point, because it seems as though our coach doesn't really get "into it" as much as our dd does or us, for that matter. Thanks, in advance, for reading and answering! :)
 

sluggers

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Yes, there are teams looking for fill-ins for weekend tourneys. If you do find a team, make sure you go over the playing time issue in depth. How many innings? How many games?

One of the worst experiences I ever had was when a coach asked my DD#3 (not us asking them) to fill in for a tournament, and then she sat the bench the entire weekend. The coach then acted like she was doing me a favor--like I really wanted to sit for hours on end at some softball field in south Chicago.

Ray
 
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And my DD and I had just the opposite experience. She was asked to join a team for a weekend to be an extra pitcher. Knowing they had three pitchers, we assumed my daughter would be the replacement third pitcher and it would be a relaxing weekend. She ended up being the number two and pitching just under half the innings.

Make sure you understand the role your DD will play.
 

sluggers

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I'm in Texas now, but my DDs played in Chicagoland. They played in Naperville. In softball, my oldest DD played a couple of years with the Naperville Diamonds, then the Barrington Hurricanes, and finally the DG Rebels. She played against the Sparks, As, etc.

Ray
 
May 21, 2009
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Where in N. Mississippi, tournment in Southaven this weekend, 18 12U teams. PM me and I might be able to help.
 

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