My playing time was… well let's just say little to none. And I will be the first to admit, I didn't deserve more playing time either. Because at the end of the day, playing time is earned. So here are solutions for parents to help deal with playing time struggles.
Have a conversation with your child and be sure to keep it positive. See how you can help them improve and encourage them to talk to their coach!
Fight every single last urge to get involved, even as hard as it might seem. 1. Will there be times you have a valid argument against a coach? Yes. 2. Do coaches play favorites? Some might.
If it comes down to it, if talking about it doesn't work and your child has a real case for more playing time, reach out to the coach first to see about having a meeting or conversation.