However, her club does not have "tryouts" to position girls on different teams - once teams are set, they can stay together year after year, as long as the girls on the team play at a fairly comparable level to one another.
The problem is, my daughter was on what I would consider an elite team the last several years and her team broke up last year - two girls switched sports, two more changed clubs.
That meant that the the club director put my daughter on a "new" team that is really inexperienced and isn't competitive with the elite teams at all. Does this hurt my daughter's future, or the ability to catch the eye of college coaches at tournaments? Do college coaches tend to gravitate toward the higher performing club teams, or are they just looking at each player individually?
We really don't want to switch clubs because her training at this one is excellent. However, right now, she is kind of the "odd man out".
Great State of Texas
Because your daughter is just a freshman, and with the later timing for the Libero position with the recruiting process, you should not stress over this year and the recruiting impact.
The most important part of your email is, "We really don't want to switch clubs because her training at this one is excellent." A player's talent will determine her opportunity. If she is receiving excellent training, is improving her skill sets each month, then she is putting herself into the best possible position to garner the best possible opportunity.
College coaches recruit the individual, not the team - Too many parents get too caught up in the success of the team. Of course, the better teams seem to have college coaches watching them, but this is because of the individual talent on the team. College coaches want players who will make their collegiate team better through their abilities; past club team performance is of little impact, while current/projected individual ability of the player is paramount.
Focus on developing talent, on educating yourselves about all the various eligibility, contact, recruiting rules, and allowing your daughter to ponder what collegiate future she is interested in (academic, athletic and geographic).
In general, the Libero position will secure its collegiate future during the Senior year of high school/club.