- Jun 12, 2015
When DH was coaching his goal was to end up with a 500 record. Win enough to not be completely dejected, but play up enough to make sure they're being challenged. He erred on the side of development when it came down to it - we never played any lower level tournaments where we were sure to clean up. They had to earn the wins regardless, but they had that opportunity. In 1st year 10U DD was on a team that played A all the time and wasn't ready for it. There was a lot of misery on that team.That might be "developing", but it sure isn't much fun. By the end of season, they hadn't won a single game??? It's a miracle they still had a team. IMO, that's as bad as playing down all the time and clobbering every team you play. Developing teams also win games. There's a reasonable balance between playing tournaments where you can win some games and seeking out tougher competition.