How can you possibly compare an 8 year old with a 14 year old who is in the midst of puberty, constant aches and pains from that, attends high school, practices 2 hours a day on high school team, with sometimes 3 games a week? 8 year olds are still looking for Pokeman and playing kiddie soccer. We have all lived that. My son is in 9th grade, plays varsity and then has to go 3 times a week to club practice then keep up with high school work. Not even a comparison. My advise is to just keep your mouth shut and learn like the rest of us did.
Good luck to all the High school freshman out there. You got this boys!!!