bigh0rt wrote:There's 20 other kids on the field who want to have fun, too. Why can't he have fun against kids 1 year older than him, if he's able to play at that level?
I'm sure the 10 on his team are having plenty of fun.
So just because he's good, he has to go play with kids a year or two older than him rather than help his friends win a championship. Which do you think he would rather do? If you were a coach at the 11-12 year old level and the league bumped a 9 year old up to your team would you approve? Just because he throws hard, is he ready to hit and field his position at a higher level? Do you feel ok trotting him out there in front of bigger stronger kids and trusting he won't get hurt? Are the 20 other kids at that level ok with you requiring this?
So if a kid sucks, do you drop him an age bracket?