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11-15-2007, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by krax View Post

Probable reason: youth coaches make the bigger kids play in order to win. Kids born late in the year are naturally smaller and tend to be left on the bench.

How many kids have been spoiled by coaches wanting to win the U8 tournaments?
Another factor is that the older (on average bigger and better) kids would be more likely picked for the higher level teams. I don't think most coaches are allowed to pick an inferior player just to be "fair", even if he/she didn't care about winning. It's not the coaches fault so much as inherent in the system.

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