I have come across this issue on my u15 team. A player gets a poor report card at school. The parent removes the player without any prior notice. 1. Do you agree with this approach? Punishing poor academic performance by taking away physical activity? My stance is that both are equally important and I dont believe any child will fill that time with more study. So it is not an approach I would take. Screen time is a more aporopriate priveledge to take away. 2. As a coach how would you feel if the player was counted on and was removed during cup play? You are already short players and there arent any available to take that players place. Would you understand? And if they worked it out and wanted to rejoin the team in the following season would you take them back?