Most kids (~70%) drop out of organized sports by the time they hit their teens. Too many adults treat youth sports as the adult version. It’s not. If we can catch ourselves as parents, and coaches, and put it all in perspective I bet we have a whole lot less quitting.
I think that if parents/coaches thought about how they would like to be treated if they were the referee, and acted on that, we wouldn’t have a problem.
Easy to get caught up in it all as a parent, but we teach kids quite a bit through how we react.
There are more than 40 different decision pathways to follow when deciding to pass. The player’s situation changes constantly so they have to keep reassessing. The players need to figure it out.