Worse is, those kids and dads were probably told "we sign an extra F and D because injuries happen" or "we roll the lines" or "we won't sit the same kids every game."
I don't disagree that no 16 year old wants to watch others play, but no 16 year old parent signs the contract with that understanding, either. The lying has to stop. And it won't.
Dad, look at the characters behind the scenes.
Question #1 Do they have real jobs?
Question #2 Is there a Dad that has a kid on the team that has influence over coach / coaches ?
Question#3 Are you / your kid more excited about wearing a sexy logo and saying my boy plays on the XYZ team?
Question #4 Have you read the mental midget post yet?
Question #5 How are you going to get your boy ready for prep now that this experiment bombed?
I don't understand why a dad just doesn't knock out a coach that does that to his kid. If you are lied to and stolen from just go outside and beat the p i s s out of the coach or owner. It only has to happen once and things would change.
Why would folks be so pumped up to play there? Decent teams last year but not world beaters.
Would never sign my kid on to a team with more than 4 lines or 3 pairs of D.
The team with 3, 4 sometimes 5 players watching wearing ties ( likely thinking that they could be on campus doing homework).
How about you answer the question?
Some u16 teams practice once a week while others twice. Practice will help to prepare for the upcoming season more than limited game play. Squeeze in a skills session if possible and watch the practice and it may show you some areas that need improvement. Also, if you can put aside your emotion ask the coach what your son needs to work on to improve. Most coaches are trying to help players develop but there is enormous stress placed on them by numerous sources to win unfortunately and it impacts playing time.
Adults with team gear? Guy standing in corner screaming? Kids with deer in headlights look on their face?
Post of the year! Loser parents!
9 players on bench in loss, scratching kids still.