What do you do when your son or daughter gets cut from a select team or is overlooked for the all-star team?
1) Talk to your kid about the realities of life. Help them understand that to excel and play on the best teams he or she will need to work harder. Help them devise a plan to improve their game for the next tryout.
2) Help your kid understand that sometimes the best talent is not selected in life. It's not fair but sometimes politics, friendships, nepotism, money or influence can work against very capable players.
Help them maintain their confidence and look a more favorable situation.
3) Sit them down and have a honest talk about their abilities vis-a-vis other kids. Perhaps help them find a sport that is more suitable to their strengths.
4) Hire a lawyer and sue the league and the coach.
5) Threaten the league official and his family with bodily harm.
Crazy Youth Sports Parent Series
The Main Point
The answer is 1, in some special circumstances 2, and sometimes 3. Sadly the kid of this crazy mom chose number 5. Now her son will not only have to learn to live without playing on the select team, he will also have to learn to live without a mom.
Parents, less than 5% of kids will play in college and less than 1 percent will play in the pros. Keep this in perspective.