She and the other players on her team were told that they could practice and try out for the U 13 team. She will be 11 at the end of July. In all probability she won’t play much if she does make the team since there are already three keepers on that team.
So here is the conundrum. To try out or not? To try to play or not? What to do?
One of the parents remarked: “do you want to pay $$$ to watch your kid sit on the bench?” As my wife and I talked about it my remark was that’s short term thinking and our daughter playing soccer is not about us as parents.
Here’s the truth. Being on a team where most of the kids are two years older means that she probably won’t play much. And. If she does this how much will she learn from the practices and from watching older more experienced players?
What would be the best for her long-term?
Now with that said. It’s still her choice. We can help her look at all the different angels of the issue at hand. Then let her decide what she wants to do.
What would you do?