Originally Posted by Cant Touch This
I disagree to some extent. The situation you described presents a safety concern. I've coached youth baseball for 12 years from T-ball through high school and have battled the modern P.C. coaching philosophy of "everyone plays every position." It's one thing in T-ball when most kids' skills and coordination are somewhat similar, but once they reach an age where their teammates can put a little mustard on their throws, it's no longer safe to put someone at 1B who is too uncoordinated to catch a thrown ball.
I agree. Huge pet peeve of mine! When I was a commissioner of a rec league, this was for 9 and 10 year olds, the overall commissioner wanted me to set up a station in tryouts where each kid would play first base catching throws from shortstop. I refused saying you're going to get a kid seriously hurt who can't really catch. If it were a travel league tryout, then it would have been ok, but not for rec.
But to the OP, I'd ride it out and try to move her to a different team next season. As a coach, it was hard to take a parent too seriously when they complained to me about where a kid played, mostly because the parent rarely knew what they were talking about. Now when the player approached me, I took it very seriously since I respected them for doing what they should and asking me.
If your daughter wants to ask the coach, respectfully, about her position assignment, that would be a better place to start.