By: Logan Kosmalski
What to do if your Child isn’t getting Playing Time?
Dealing with disappointed kids can be extremely challenging. Even as a coach, we know when the player on the end of the bench is down in the dumps. But basketball coaches, especially at the youth level, have to walk a very fine line.
Do you focus on winning or focus on giving everyone an opportunity?
Do you play your best kids a vast majority of the time or have a more level playing field? Do you rotate 4 or 5 players at point guard or stick with your best ball handler? We know that we are dealing with kids and there are no easy answers. However, there can be lessons learned either way…and isn’t that the point of youth athletics? To learn? Sometimes playing time in basketball is hard to come by when there is a lot of talent on one team.
3 Ways to Support your Child that’s Disappointed in their Playing Time
#1 Encourage your child to find something their team is missing and work to specialize in those areas.