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bluedog

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The kids need to understand that the coach is in charge, BUT the kid is responsible for their own success.


We're seeing more-and-more transfers, now, because of this........
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We ARE seeing lots of transfers but I don't know that I'd blame bad coaching since I don't know that the percentage on that has changed in the last few decades? Should have actually gotten a little better as far as swing mechanics. I would think to partially blame the early committing that has been going on for how many years? Kid looks good at 14 then doesn't grow or stops working hard. Kid has a good day and coach has to commit to her before Big State U gets her then it turns out that was her best day ever. Etc. Now the commit will happen when the players is MUCH more mature in every way.

Is there another sport where dumber mechanics have been taught than softball over the last 30+ years. Baseball being not much better. I don't recall this in other sports I've been around in terms of percentage.

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The kids need to understand that the coach is in charge, BUT the kid is responsible for their own success.


We're seeing more-and-more transfers, now, because of this........


The kid is responsible for their own success and sometimes that success means they have to transfer. Some schools or coaches are just not a fit. 

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Mark, early recruiting hasn't been going on long enough to see what you're suggesting.........We haven't seen the early-verballed players playing in college yet..........It was only a few years ago that in-coming high school juniors were still the recruiting standard........

There's always been the occasional bench-sitter who would seek a transfer, but, now, players who see the field are beginning to transfer in big enough numbers to show a trend..........

Coaches will say to trust-the-process, but, players are beginning to question a process that doesn't work for them...........I believe players having individual instruction that does work for them, then having that taken away from them by a coach and replaced with a process that fails them is beginning to have an effect on the number of transfers we're seeing...........
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The 2017 early verbals are the beginning of first wave of the "buyers remorse" forthcoming. Pitchers tend to get the most attention. Hannah Todd & Gabby Sprang were couple can't miss kids who verballed their Freshman year in High School. Both grossly under-performed  considering the early expectations. 

Another consideration is this: many players transferring to other programs make the move because their new Coach has most likely assured them they will fill a needed hole and will get significantly more playing time. This creates a domino effect where some player on that  team will possibly get benched or get her innings reduced because of the new 'experienced' transfer. So that new stud Freshman pitcher gets supplanted by a Sophomore coming in or, some MI/U player gets bumped out of her spot. These players getting pushed aside by the transfers most certainly entertain the idea of transferring themselves...and the process repeats itself. 

More buyer' remorse & more transferring sure to come.
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Show is a college senior who, to my recollection, committed before high school? I remember gigging college coaches at tournaments about it in 2012 and it wasn't brand new then. I remember a rising senior that summer who had committed to a D1 as a freshman, decommitted and went to an Ivy so it's at least that old. That would make her freshman year commitment in 2009 or so?

I'm sure someone else can give a better timeline.

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