At the 4th and 5th grade levels we try to develop more competitive teams. However, the fundamentals of the game will continually be emphasized. It is our belief that this commitment will promote constant improvement for each and every player. Coaches will focus on the development of all players and will attempt to schedule fair, but not necessarily equal playing time.
As a general rule, coaches will attempt to play all players in the first half and use the second half to compete to the best of the team's ability. Though every player is guaranteed playing time, this does not mean equal playing time in every game.
Playing time is the decision of the coach. Issues that may affect the coaching decisions may include, but are not limited to: missed practices, a bad attitude, or not following instructions.