Our daughter's U10 travel team has 12 players. Five of them play the entire game in the same positions, three play half of the game, and the last four sub for the three. Our daughter plays 7 minutes in each half.
We've been to every practice and game, their trainer is great, and our daughter has many friends on the team. But how much is she going to improve by sitting on the bench, and how much is her confidence going to suffer? When people ask her what position she plays, she says, "I'm a sub."
Her team is the A team. Should we move her to the B team? Should we talk to the coach first? Our most important goal is to send her on her way to a life-long love of athletics.
Thanks for any advice or experience you may have.