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.