It used to be larger players - but it has changed. There is more strategy is softball now -- slap hitting is huge with quick runners. The game has changed alot. The woman that heads this up is 70 years old and I wonder if she is so old school she isn't up to date.
We talked with a mom whose is on my daughter's high school team that also plays for this organization. She kind of helps old with the organization as well as was the stats person for the high school team. She said she was surprised my daughter did not make one of the showcase teams and thought her tryouts was great. She did say that one of the teams (who was actually the state champ team) for her age (non-college showcase) had great coaches better than one of the showcase teams. Meaning they are one of the teams that have the new viewpoints of coaching - similar to current college coaching.
So I guess our thoughts are - she is to play on this team or else not play for the organization. Then next year she would need to play for one of the "gold" showcase teams to be really visible. I think some of her former teammates are on the non-gold teams which is probably just an ok team.
At least she should get excelllent coaching if she makes this one younger coached team which won states last year which is even more important and will develop her further than making an ok college showcase team and we expect her to show this woman just how great she is.
Funny aside --- in travel I remember an opposing coach seeing her up at bat -- her told his team to move in (to him what can this little girl hit) and then she whaled a ball over the heads of everyone --- he didn't make that mistake the next time she was at bat.