My grand daughter play middle school basketball.
She's not the best player - in fact she's got issues.
Ball handling is bad, jumping ability is not good.
But she tried out because she thought is was fun and she felt "involved".
She doesn't get to play that much - why?
Because winning is important. So important that mediocre players ride the bench to give the team the best shot at winning.
In middle school. She knows all of this and she knows this part of growing up. Practice to get better to be able to play more.
I still go to cheer her on when she does get a chance to play and to cheer on the team.
But she has read these stories about high school sports fan fanatics and wants nothing to do with that sort of fan behavior when she gets to high school. You have now discouraged someone from playing!
C'mon parents - grow up. If you're getting tased, or thrown out or even arguing with an opposing high school player you're carrying it too far.
Its a game and these are kids.
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