And absolutely, putting the player in a position to succeed is important. I can only speak from my observations over the years. For a development team, when a player is perceived to be weaker, he usually gets placed on the wing as forward or back. Over the course of a season, the coach starts playing a player more and more at the same position because he is more successful there. Same coach 2 years later, still favors playing that player at the same position 75% of the time. To me, that is human nature to find best fits for each player that allows the team the best opportunity to succeed. But I dont know if that is necessarily good for player development for 8-11 year olds.