1. "We will let you know either way" = We will only contact you if your daughter makes the team. Coaches, you shook my hand when you said this. If you don't want to deal with parents on the phone, you have my email and you can text me. My wife can send me 20-30 texts in under a minute (all over 100 words), so there is no excuse for not letting us know. 2. If a coach tells me and my dd you will let us know by next Monday and my dd sees you skulking around the parking lot at another tryout two weeks later, her feelings will be hurt. If you would have told us up front that my dd didn't have what you wanted, my dd would have been disappointed, but she would not have lost respect for you and asked me if all coaches were lying to her. 3. Travel ball is really a "small world." My dd actually made friends with girls she saw so many times at different tryouts. 4. Travel ball is REALLY a "small world." I met a poster from this site at a tryout. I was able to identify said poster because the comments they made here were the exact same things they said to me during our conversation! 5. "Hello...is this thing on ?" I would love to see a coach (or anyone) address the parents before the tryouts begin. Introduce yourself, your assistants, and give us three minutes on how you plan to run the tryout and your plans for letting parents know if their kid makes the team. At most of the tryouts I felt like I was playing Clue trying to identify the head coach... "the man with the red shirt, leaning against the backstop, with the sunglasses. " 6. The "friends and family plan" is not a phone carrier thing...it is the number of girls that will make a certain team. Example..."I'm not sure about your chances for this team, dd; they seem to have a lot of members in their f and f plan." 7. I'm confident things will only get better now that dd made a team!!