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6 02, 2017

Rules of Disengagement: How to Cut a Player

As kids move from the ‘all-in’ developmental house leagues of youth sports into the more competitive realms of travel leagues, AAU, high school, etc., cuts become an inevitable part of the process. How a child is cut is just as important as why they’re cut. For many kids, being cut from a team is the first such occasion where they get a taste of failure at something they enjoy (i.e. it’s not the same thing as scoring a poor mark on a school test). The child enjoys or even is passionate about the sport, but