Ryle 22, Scott 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by memyselfandi View Post
    No dig towards Brossart but after this year they do not have much for pitching unless they get someone moving in. I agree with you regarding Boone being behind in the state. I posted somewhere on here that if it was just a pitcher/catcher game then Ryle should have won state all 4 years Kirsten was there. I would also have to say the state of Kentucky as a whole is behind when you compare them to the majority of the states. I think for the most kids are being pulled in so many directions. Your best athletes play volleyball (soccer), basketball & then a spring sport. There is no concentration on one sport. Also, what I find the worst thing about the coaching here is, for the most part the fundamentals are not being taught anywhere. This goes from throwing - hitting and everything in between. Also, until someone comes into NKY and teaches pitching the RIGHT WAY, there will never be good enough pitching in this area.
    I would say pitching this year is better as a whole than any of the 4 years I have been follwing High School. There is no Allen in the group but Smith from Ryle and Salzer from St Henry can hang in with anyone in the state. (along with some others from the area but those are the 2 best I have seen) Even some of the teams that typical struggle their pitching seems to be improved a little.

    I think there are alot of good players in the area the biggest problem is that there is not enough of them. Every teams seems to have 2-4 above averarge players and then there is a big drop off. The more girls that get involved the better the area will become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSC View Post
    I would say pitching this year is better as a whole than any of the 4 years I have been follwing High School. There is no Allen in the group but Smith from Ryle and Salzer from St Henry can hang in with anyone in the state. (along with some others from the area but those are the 2 best I have seen) Even some of the teams that typical struggle their pitching seems to be improved a little.

    I think there are alot of good players in the area the biggest problem is that there is not enough of them. Every teams seems to have 2-4 above averarge players and then there is a big drop off. The more girls that get involved the better the area will become.
    Boone County kids correct?

    I agree with you about the more girls which get involved the better the area will be, however, until this area (leagues) gets away from the knothole (Campbell County) and goes with ASA where the coaches have to take classes to coach this area will never develop "good" teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memyselfandi View Post
    Boone County kids correct?

    I agree with you about the more girls which get involved the better the area will be, however, until this area (leagues) gets away from the knothole (Campbell County) and goes with ASA where the coaches have to take classes to coach this area will never develop "good" teams.
    Agree with you for the most part but coaching will not solve everything. We need more of a pool to choose from, most not all the good athletes in this area are doing soccer or volleyball. Very few kids in this area are going on to college even less are getting money for softball. If I am not mistaken Allen was the last D1 player and she has been gone for 3 years. There are plenty of chances for kids to get good coaching in this area and even more right across the river. Crystal Bustos is in the Cincy area several times a year and her hitting coach lives in the area. Mike Candera was recently in Cincy. You have Chip Gregg over at NKU that does pitching and hitting lessons. Diamonds and Dreams in Try County has alot of their pitchers go on to College. And that is just a few of many that give lessons. Coaching is there if you want to look for it. Most of your high level travel teams don't practice together a lot and when they do it is mostly working on Defense. The reason for that is most kids work on their own and with a trainer of some sort.

    We do need alot of better leagues for the younger girls but I am not sure that will be easy with out more interest. The soccer and volleyball do great at the rec and travel level bc of the interest in their sports. If there are 100 rec and travel teams at the 10U level for softball in the tristate then there would be 1000 soccer teams.

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    You have to learn to crawl before you can walk. It doesn't take a college coach to teach a 7 year old how to catch and throw. Parents need to get out and work with their kids themselves. Expecting coaches to be able to teach fundamentals to 12-15 7yr olds in a 1 hour time frame is absolutely nuts. There is a grocery list of things that are being done wrong pertaining to softball in Northern KY, lack of quality coaching is just one.

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