Regardless of level, House to Development, what is your stance on playing time? I remember when my son was 9, he was put on a silver team, and his coach said he would not get more than 10 minutes per game. Of course I pulled him, and then ended up coaching him myself, and now he's u16 div 2. But anyway, I see kids at u6-u12 even, sitting on the bench and cant help but feel this is a disservice to the kids and this is not to the spirit of the game. If records and standings are not kept, what does it matter? Is the standard not 50% of a game? Unless/commitment or behavioral issues? Kids do not develop at the same rate. All kids should get time. What do you think?