Our 6th- 8th grade teams are much more competitive. While fundamentals are still emphasized, a greater focus will be placed on how a player is performing to earn 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.