he sends his daughter to 8U tryouts with a wooden bat and a plastic glove (the pink and purple one). She gets cut and he has her play up in age to 9/10 rec. league because 8u is not challenging enough!
Parent corners you after a game and tells you that her DD wants to try to play shortstop but is afraid to ask. This is community travel and I try get the kids some time at all positions they have the ability and desire to play. I move the kid to SS for a half game and kid tells me after the game "Why did you put me at SS? I hate SS."