December 12, 2020 at 9:29 pm #176529
I coach same age 7th and 8th girls travel team. I always struggle with playing time. At what age should they start to accept roles and not get equal play time vs. let them all play equal and lose more games. At some point that will make the team better/deeper. But in the leagues/tournaments we play, the bench players will get dominated if too many are in at once. I try to rotate them in as much as I can without hurting the team, but not sure if that is the best practice. Some parents don’t see it that way. I usually have 12 players.