Posted by frankieboy on June 25, 2017 at 23:03:56:
In Reply to: Re: Question about ages posted by Coach on June 25, 2017 at 09:50:44:
: : Hi I am new to the travel world. I have heard that kids always play "down" and now. A month into the summer after signing my teams up for their age appropriate divisions, all we have done is play against teams and kids at least one year older and in most cases it seems 2. Why in the world do teams do this ? Are winning games in June against kids 2 years younger then you that important to the coaches and parents? Someone please explain.
: Those guys need to win to keep the money coming in so playing down is needed for all inferior wanna be coaches. This is their livelihood so they will do most anything.
As a travel ball parent-the most important thing in the summer is consistent game time against the best competition possible. I'm not about to pay $300/month and up for my kid to sit on her butt...if she's not playing regular minutes-we are gone....I couldn't care less about the coaches' won/loss record-in fact the coaches in the summer that emphasize this are generally not quality coaches.
Even on high-level teams-what you pay for is exposure to college coaches. If your kid is sitting, how much exposure are they getting- even if it's on a "elite" team?
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