So we are at it again this year - tryouts today. It would be damn dumb for her not to make the gold showcase team this year.
She had a great year reminds me of this quote here.....
We plan on proving that this is not a mistake. Not that we were not going to do this -- but she has been taking sports performance training classes all summer - 3 days a week. We are also going to get her arm strength up with weights to make her stronger. Can't change size, but she can work on everything else. Unfortunately this is not new for her -- as she had to prove she deserved a spot on the high school varsity team -- she will prove herself yet again I am confident.
She (and now granted I am biased) was the best on her team. We are trying to get her stats to confirm, but just going to the games she got on base more than any other player and had more hits than any player - and very few errors. She has gotten really good at slap hitting as well - Figured we would be pro-active and asked her coach her thoughts on how our daughter played this year....some of the comments....
If there was hit by the other team she (the coach) would prefer the hit toward my daughter as she was the most consistent and reliable player and had maybe one or two errors all season. She is small but can hit the crap outta the ball. She never complains and does whatever the coach tells her to --- things along those lines -- her only suggestion to work on is to get a better jump off the base as she is so fast and the better catchers will get her out stealing if she doesn't get a good jump.
Fortunately her current coach will be at the tryouts - and I am sure she will speak up about her abilities.