is 4th grade the year to really get my daughter started? I know my boys started earlier with PAL and clinics, but it seems girls are more likely to start later. Any advice on moving ahead with a little lady?
I would get her into your local PAL team ASAP. Rosters already needed to be in to the PAL at this point but most towns will get her on anyway but I wouldn't wait. Also, some of the girls by 4th grade have already had a stick in their hands 4-5 years but it's 4th grade and Im sure she'll catch up just fine. See how that goes and if she's having fun before you worry about travel. Most travel tryouts are starting pretty early so you'll want to start looking around for when tryouts are late August / early September. Yellow Jackets does their 3-5 grade tryouts in early December. Other programs are a bit earlier I believe. But again, let her walk before she runs ;-) No sense spending money on tryouts and travel if she hates the sport.
Best of luck. Hope she loves it!