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7/26/11 10:47 P

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That's a tough situation. I could see myself doing the same thing though! It is hard to see your child not getting recognized for his talents.

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7/11/11 9:54 P

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I feel your pain. My son had the same experience while playing pop warner football. Coaches had their favorites and played them constantly. And of course, coaches kids got tons of playing time. It's not supposed to be like that, but unfortunately it happens. My son is not the greatest football player but he LOVES the game and always gave 100%. He should've at least got his required amount of plays and but didn't even get those. I got in the coaches face (literally) and had it out with him because of it. It's BS. Unfortunately that was my son's last year playing because it wasn't fun for him anymore. Hopefully this experience won't have a lasting effect on your son.

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7/10/11 8:04 P

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It does stink that your child has such a gret average and doesn't play. I really hate when people get like that. How many coaches and assitants are there? Are there too many opinions? The head coach needs to look at his team and play the best.

I know it is hard but think of it this way too, all the pros that go to the All-Stars games don't get equal or any where close to equal play time. :-( I know it still sucks though.

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7/10/11 1:54 A

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I'm sorry about your experience and unfortunately this happens all the time even when they get to high school. My daughter 11 had this happen to her last year when she played on a co-ed team. This year her team all girls had a great coach who made sure that all the girls had equal playing time.

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7/7/11 11:43 P

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emoticon How sad to have to experience this. We chose a soccer league for our girls which has a policy that ALL players play 75% of the game.

Try to see this as an opportunity to teach your child how to cope when life is not fair.



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7/7/11 3:44 P

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I can relate to how you feel! All of the political bs drives me nuts! My oldest daughter doesn't get much play time, but really enjoys softball! With my younger daughter (10) we have put her on a tournament team because she is good and I am hoping it will help out when she gets to middle and high school! Trouble is I know she loves to play, but Idk if she likes all the pressure. What to do as a parent?! I guess we just love our kids and do the best we can, but it is very frustrating! Good luck! emoticon

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7/7/11 4:54 A

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So my son is in Little League and this is his last year in this age group because he is 12. Well he made the all star team (he has every year) and he was in the top 10 for batting averages for the entire league. Soooo....first all star game was last night and they substituted him in the 2nd inning and he was last batter on the roster. Now I'm not one of those parents who thinks my child is the best but my child deserved to play that game and not only because it is his last year but he is good. The majority of the other boys that stayed in had their father as coach or assistants. I'm so sick of this good ole boy club. We pulled him out of all stars and that goes against everything I have taught him. I watched him for the last three years on the all stars not start thinking it will be his year soon and this year should have been his year but because his daddy was not a coach he doesn't get to play the entire game. I'm so mad and upset for my son. He didn't want to tell us that he didn't want to play anymore because he thought we would be disappointed because we have taught him to not quit and tried to teach him good sportsmanship. Well last night I showed myself and made that decision for him. Anyway I'm very much a stress eater and this situation did not help. I feel so sad for my son who truely loves the game and is very good at it. His batting average is .450. I mean come on. Some of the boys out on that field tonight didn't even come close but their daddy coached in the regular season. As a parent I'm saddened by this.

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