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Just wanted to say that these are great endorsements. In my humble opinion, Idaho softball needs more people from "rival" organizations and/or entities to work together to bolster the level of play that most teams can only currently get by leaving the state. I've only been involved with Idaho softball for a short time but it seems there are too many people trying to form negative opinions and spreading negativity about teams/coaches in order to make their own team/daughter seem better or more successful.
I've found in coaching 20 plus years that there is always someone better somewhere else and that there is room in any town for more than one good team and more than one good, knowledgeable coach. Instead of tearing everyone down to cover our own shortcomings we should make a push to encourage our organizations to work together so that we can continue to build positive perceptions of Idaho softball when we venture out. When this happens, then our daughters will have more opportunity to reach their goals. I've seen it happen firsthand in baseball a decade ago and it can happen in softball too if people are willing to open their minds to see the big picture.