I am in a tough spot where my daughter who is 9, has been in travel soccer for her 3rd season now. Her coach is of the belief to have set positions for the past 3 seasons. There are girls who are playing the same position for 3 seasons and of course that includes the coach and asst coach daughters playing up front and starting every game. My daughter has been on this travel team for 3 seasons and has started every game on the bench. This past summer, I had her sign up with a soccer camp in a nearby town that is led by an ex pro soccer player and 3 coaches commented on how she has talent and would love to have her on their team.
I am writing this because I feel that at this age, kids should not be playing the same position every game and should not be a starter every game. I coach and teach my 6 year old son's soccer team and we have each child play different postions, regardless of talent, body type, age etc. In my belief, that is how they learn the game and the fundamentals of it.
I am planning to speak with my daughter's coach this week and bring up the point of where I am observing the above and feel he should give each child the same chance as others have. Sure, it's evident some kids show more talent than others but that isn't the point at this age. The point is to educate the kids, to have them have FUN and not play to win which I strongly feel he is doing. The team lost every game for the past 3 seasons. Not one time did he move kids around to different positions etc. Not even then...I am going into this conversation to not tell him what to do but perhaps open him up to a potential blind spot he may have. I also wouldn't mind even volunteering my time to assist coach this team but he may feel threatened by it. I am normally a low key person but this boils my blood to the point that I cannot stand by any longer and must say something. I plan to do it constructively and in a calm manner and not accuse him as he is a nice guy but feel compelled to give my opinion.
Am I in the wrong here? Thoughts, criticisms are welcome please!