The person never said he/she believed it just that it was an interesting article.
Keep in mind that it is talking about competetive leagues not something like S.S.I., and just like school the ones who work hard and give it their all are rewarded with good grades. Should every kid recieve an A just for showing up to school?
I guess the question is, what if the kid is working hard but the results are just not there to permit the kid to earn an A. Should that kid still receive one? Or put another way, if two kids are working equally hard but one is getting better results, should they both equal equal time during game play? It's a close call for me, but I'd think that the answer is no.
I do agree with the article. Here is another excerpt: "Consider at what age players are capable of picking teams in a scrimmage situation and what values they use. By u10 they are normally considering three things: 1. How well is player A doing, will they help me win?
2. How hard is player A trying, will they help me win?
3. Do I need a defender, attacker etc…
4. Is player A my friend
So it seems the players get it but the parents do not. I believe we should all be concerned about the feeling of entitlement that many youth players seem to bring to practice. With echoes of conversations held by parents on car rides home they appear at practices and games with an attitude that screams loudly; 'I deserve and will play no matter what. My effort does not matter, how I perform does not matter, and if I do not get my minute’s mom and dad will scream until I do'”