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Playing Time Policy

Positions Policy

It is the responsibility of the player and parent to inform the coach before or during the off-season/winter training which positions they would like to improve upon.  Though a player may practice a position, Coach are instructed to put each and every player in the best position to contribute to the TEAM!  No position is guaranteed, positions are earned and won. 

SHORT AND SWEET -

EACH TEAM DOESNT HAVE 12 SHORT STOPS......SO BE PREPARED TO PLAY ANY AND ALL POSITIONS!!!!

Questions about playing time

Parents/Players who have questions about positions and/or playing time should follow the protocol below:

  • Step 1: Player request a conversation with the Coach
  • Step 2: Player and Parent request ameeting with Coach
  • Step 3: Player & Parent request meeting with Coach and Director Paul Everett
  • Step 4: Player & Parent request a meeting with Coach, Director Paul Everett and Joey Magnani

 

Parents who do not follow this protocol will not be taken seriously.  Also be aware and serious about requests for meetings.  If a player is statistically in the bottom half of the team then their playing time will reflect their production.  

PLAYING TIME

Teams (Ages 10 - 11)

  • Focus is on development, players will most likely play multiple positions
  • Coaches will generally divvy up playing time equally but not guaranteed
  • Everyone will generally play and sit at these Ages
  • Teams that play in higher divisions will have a greater focus and correlation between production and playing time

Teams (12 - 13)

  • Focus is on development
  • Bigger emphasis on Playing Time being EARNED
  • Players will start to focus on 2-3 positions
  • Non-Division Games treated as scrimmages
  • Division Games treated as PLAYOFFS GAMES
  • Players are expected to produce at a higher level
  • Teams that play in higher divisions will have a greater focus and correlation between production and playing time

Teams (14+)

  • Playing Time is EARNED
  • Players are expected to PRODUCE
  • Players who do not produce in practice and games will see less opportunities in division and tournament/playoff games