Is VERY different. That is the way it SHOULD be. If you're the coaches kid or you drink with the coaches, your kid plays. My husband just ran the concession and cook, cleaned, worked his ass off for nothing and we don't drink. I don't mean ever, but we didn't drink with those people and not at kid's functions.LOL@ breaking your asses to watch his kids play. I hear you.
Tribe it must run different here. My kids all played for the town when they little. You pay a fee and everyone got equal playing time or close to it. I swear the town football was the worse. They had practice every night except Friday. Then there was Saturday practice and Sunday games. The older boy's were okay with it but Noah only did it for a year. It was just too much for him and he was almost in tears; and fighting with me every night about it. Not to mention I had to coach bitching at me because Noah was moaning at every practice that he broke his arm, leg, back, eye brow, etc, etc. It was a nightmare. On top of that you had to sell 150.00 worth of candy or just buy it outright for 100.00.
It was BS.
Oh and that coach that was always bitching and me and hinting that Noah should just quit the team, however I was adamant that he had to finish what he started. His son is on Noah's team now and I have never once heard him ( the Dad) cheer for Noah or say good job. Granted Noah was a pain in the butt but still.
I just think when you pay ALL kids should be able to play, not a select few. I don't like bullies and I don't like favoritism, especially when it comes to children.