RJM reminded me of my days assistant coaching my daughter’s rec youth softball team.
First time doing front toes in a cage with a young girl (10yo). She’s batting righty, and she’s chopping wood. I talk to her a bit, and she says she plays tennis. I ask her to show me her tennis swing. She switches lefty, and I ask her what’s up. She says “I’m left handed.”
I ask her to try hitting lefty, and she says no, her dad wants her hitting right handed.
We keep working with her and trying to get her (and her dad) to let her hit lefty, but he refuses. Never gives a reason. She gets 1 hit all season.
Next season, another team ends up with her. First game we play them, she’s batting lefty. Solid hit on first pitch. Later on, her new coach says “Yeah, she was a lefty, but none of her previous coaches let her hit lefty....”