Playing time


All children in recreational youth sports leagues (13 years old and younger) should be given equal playing time, regardless of skill or experience. The only situation in which it may be acceptable to restrict a child’s playing time is if a child knowingly misses practices or games for reasons considered inexcusable. Excused absences may consist of illnesses, doctor appointments, injuries, personal matters, or essentially the same reasons that a child would be excused from school.