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Listen to this!!!!! Last year as a freshman I made Varsity softball. Not
only did I start our team, we went all the way to state and made 3rd in
our class. Well, we got a new coach this year for undisclosed reasons. I
just found out today that I made J.V softball!!!!!! Is that not the most
embarresing, unbelievable and disgusting thing you've ever heard? Well,
It is to me because I plan on going to college on a scholarship. No, I
have not gotten worse, Its because Some stupid seniors decided to try out
this year even though they have hardly ever played softball in their
lives. They took all the position and uniforms because at my school
seniors atomatically make Varsity. Life is one big ***!!!!!!!!
My daughter has had a similar thing happen. She play varsity softball last
year as a freshman and made all-league at shortstop. During the summer she
plays for the San Jose Lady Sharks ('95 16u National Champs). As a reward
we are sending her to Hawaii during this Easter break. Well, her hi school
coach feels, because she will miss 4 games out of 27, she is not committed
has thrown her off the team. What a MORON!
Sorry to state an alternate view....but I believe that your daughter
should be making the same commitment to her high school team as her travel
team, or not play. Would her travel coach have been sympathetic to her
missing 15% of her travel games to go on vacation????
By the way, my daughter has played on competitive ASA teams for 7 years,
including a national champion, and she also plays high school ball.
I think, if I gave our travel ball coach six months notice that we would
not be present for a five day span ,that he would have reacted quite in
same way. I think it is a question of EGO on the part of the school coah.
SHE is insecure and feels threatened by the fact that there are girls that
have accomplished great feats without her help or NEED her help to succeed
in softball. And as far as her commitment, she plays this sport 11 months
a year, if that's not commitment, WHAT IS! This coah was told last Sept.
she would be missing 5 days, if the coach had a problem with that, she had
ample time to discuss it with us. THAT'S MY VIEW
> By the way, my daughter has played on competitive ASA teams for 7 years,
> including a national champion, and she also plays high school ball.