Our nine year old Grandson participates in all practice sessions, except when sick. His entire family comes to the game to "watch him play". It seems that the coaches are more intent on "winning" than teaching principles of football, sportsmanship, disipline, teamwork, etc. There are 25 kids on the bench while 11 are playing. Why not have a junior/senior team in the same age group. These kids will change in build, muscle, coordination and skill as the next few years pass. I am a Physician and understand the dynamics or pre-teen maturation. Are we not missing our goal by not finding a way to get these kids on the field and playing in regular games?