Parent and Playing Time July 05 2015, 0 Comments
Your correct you're in a tough spot because what I think is the truth that your son is a between-er, which is a sports term that means he's better than the normal recreational league team buddies not quite good enough for the elite team to be a star. And therefore he's falling into that spot of being a utility player or being on the end of the bench and playing only when the situation occurs.
You really held have a couple of choices, continue to work with him and have him continue doing what he doing because eventually that will pay off but he has to get better. Travel team in the elite teams tend to want to win and they will coach and use players to that end. I would consider talking to the boy and asking him if he would rather play on a recreational or neighborhood type team over this elite team so that he can play have more success. I'm going to almost bet the answer is yes. Don't leave your travel team until you've talked to the coach and don't blame you for not playing him you're right that won't accomplish anything one way or the other but tell him that your boys decided to play next year with another team so that he can get more experience and come back at some point in time could be getting player that the elite team needs. What you're really saying is that I'm trying to create a situation that my boy enjoys baseball again from just playing and at the same time get good enough to get on a travel team. Probably won't be the same team that you left but somebody will be around once he gets good enough and is willing to do it. If you decide to stay with that team and you need your boy to work hard, keep on doing the things he's doing and if talent is really there he will get his chance.
Let me know how it all turns out.
Coach Arnald Swift