As a parent of a soccer player, there’s nothing better than watching your kid play the game itself. All the driving to games, dealing with injuries and spending money on pricey new cleats is worth it to see your child having fun playing the game he or she loves.
But what happens when a coach decides to limit your kid’s playing time? It’s a complicated situation that isn’t always easy to deal with.
Coaches are accustomed to being second-guessed. In pro and college sports, it’s a regular occurrence to have fans and media criticizing coaches for their decisions. In youth sports, it’s mainly the parents who do the complaining, justified or not.