Pitcher vs. Clueless Coach
I have a dilemma and need advice. My daughter is 14. She has been playing softball-and loving it-since she could walk. She decided at the age of 10 that she wanted to be a pitcher. Relunctantly, her dad and I found someone to give her lessons. He quickly told us after a couple of months that he had taught her all he knew-that she needed someone more skilled/advanced. So, we found a retired college coach and drove quite a distance every week for lessons. She quickly progressed and he immediately began insisting that she participate in advanced softball camps at colleges she potentially would be interested in. Needless to say, when she entered jr. high and was eligible to play school ball, she started as a 7th grader on the varsity team. NOW, my dilemma is that our high school coach knows absolutely nothing about pitching. Neither of her assistants know anything either. Our private coach and the high school coach despise each other. This makes it extremely difficult to communicate to the high school coach about what is working for her as far as pitching. I don't want her HS coach to feel we are overstepping boundaries by telling her how to have my daughter pitch. Her general technique is to just place the ball. She doesn't tell her to throw, for example a drop, rise or screw ball-pitches that her pitching coach believe are her go to pitches in combination with her fast ball(61 mph). Do I just sit back and hope for the best-teaching my daughter to just do what her coach says(which is what we have done so far). Or try to talk to her about the pitch range that my daughter has?