So how can we start talking about the best club/ organization for your girl?
What do you look for in a club? What makes you stay away?
I will say that the pros for a club are
coaching QUALITY (not just warm bodies thrown in ),
access to specialty coaching at regular practices and not an add-on clinic, workouts,
winter training of quality,
responsiveness to general parent concerns or questions
Ability for your girls to play other sports
Some of the cons would be:
overstocking teams (obvious money grab),
Worries about cutting girls from a team because of upsetting parents,
Overall complacency in coaching and admin because you know there are not other options for the players in your area.
Non-responsiveness to parental concerns or questions.
No general emails from coaches about how the season is going.
All of these have happened! We are living through this right now.