Things my son have asked me when I tell him he has a tournament or Cup game coming up:
Who are we playing?
Where is the game/how early do I have to wake up?
Have we played them before?
Are they good?
Things he has never asked me:
Which sanctioning organization is carding this tournament?
What is the track record of the organizer of this tournament?
Is this another Gary Grossman debacle?
Nor should he! It’s his job to Learn the game, play soccer and have fun! YOU are the guy who should be looking out for him by checking out the politics and ensure his safety. Duhhh
I think you're too deep into all this to see my point. To 99% of us with kids that are actually playing, none of that politics stuff matters at all. It's interesting to follow and interesting to see the personalities, but it makes no difference to our kids and their experience, whether or not we're paying attention to it.