I am not a person that ever posts on threads, however, I am feeling the need to rant right now!!! I took my daughter to a 14u tryout last night with what is supposed to be one of the better organizations in Ohio. I was so disappointed in the structure and organization of this tryout...it was totally NOT what we ever expected out of such a well known group. There was no way that the coaches could have had any idea of the talent they had before them because they didn't really get a good look at most of the players there...it was chaos most of the time!! My daughter, who can be a pretty powerful hitter, took a total of four swings with her bat from a live pitcher. She had a ball, two fouls, and was called out on strike three at her helmet! That was the extent of her hitting at this tryout!!! She is also a pitcher and was never given to opportunity to take her turn pitching live to batters as there was no order to how the pitchers were rotating. She never had the opportunity to rotate into the field to her secondary position because she stood in a line for 30 to 40 minutes waiting for her turn to bat along with about 20 other girls. Unfortunately, my daughter was not the only one that had this experience as I overheard many parents complaining of the same things!!! At the end of the tryout about 5 or 6 girls were asked to stay over and the rest were told they could go and they might get a phone call asking them to come back on Friday, which I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to!! Not to put any of the girls down that were asked to stay, because they were all talented, however, I personally saw other girls there that out-performed those selected. I don't know if they already knew who they wanted before the tryout even started or what...but WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!!!!! We are in no way new to travel ball, my daughter has been playing since 1st year 10u...but this was our first experience with this organization, and probably our last!!! We've gone to tryouts with much smaller, less recognized, and even first year organizations that had WAY better tryouts!!! We, like most travel ball families, can find something better to do with 2 1/2 hours of precious time!!