Yes, I know this is my first post. I have been a long time reader of this forum. Recent events involving my granddaughter have caused me to ask the question in the thread title. Grand DD is an 01. She had played for the same team the last two years. By reading this forum, we found out this team was "rebranding". No one from her team, (coaches or organization leaders), have ever contacted her or her parents to tell them she is without a team. This is true of most players who were on this team. One coach did tell them he thought there were going to be changes, but he was not sure what they were. He was going to let everyone know as soon as he found out. Everyone is still waiting on that phone call. Grand DD figured out she needed to find another team. She went for a private tryout this week. She evidently brought the thunder at her tryout and was offered a spot after the tryout. The coach told her and her father to take their time making a decision. If he knew by the end of the weekend, the spot would still be there. They replied last night that they were going to accept the offer. This morning, they get an email from the coach, stating the offer was no longer good and he did not have a spot for her. The timing of the email was such that it was too late to attend any tryouts for today. So now she is once again without a team. My question are this. Do all coaches and organizations treat young girls like this? Do they not realize that teenage years is where girls begin to lose self confidence? Is this how they treat everyone in life? How do you fold a team and never tell the players? Is everyone supposed to read this forum to find out if your team still exists? How do you make an offer, say it is good through the weekend, and then send an email changing your mind? Do you not have the gahunas to make a phone call? Or is it easier to do by email, that way you do not have to face the wrath of an upset parent?