This is going to be a long one so, please bare with me .
I have a 7 yr old ds who plays in a junior football league. The team is run by parents one in particular who gives up every monday evening and Saturday/Sunday without fail. A lot of emphasis is placed on winning and where they are in the league. The club is very popular and consequently there are more boys than places on the team.
To get around this a rota has been drawn up whereby six of the boys only play alternate weekend games each weekend there are 2 games played (one which counts twds league placings and a second'friendly').
The reason given for the rota was to let everyone play a full game- which is absolutely fair however something about it really bugs me;
- Some boys get to play in both games every week.
2. There appears to be some bias towards those whose parents are involved in running the team or are prepared to stand on the sidelines for every match and training session.
3.If you are friends with the select group you are more likely to be picked.
The reason I am so angry about this is that at 7 it should be about them getting excercise, learning teamwork and most of all having fun.
Your comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
BTW have posted this at a ridiculous hour as couldn't sleep as the heating was on! Off to bed a gain now and will log back in tomorrow.