As you get older this will become even more relevant because starting in high school and maybe even sooner depending on where you play coaches want to win games. The thing is you can't blame your coaches for wanting to win, it's their job to put the best players on the field to go out and compete. Their jobs depend on this, especially in high school and college. Does this make things unfair for some players, maybe or maybe not depending on how you look at it. All I'm saying is that if you are playing any sport on any team, the goal is to win bottom line. If you are not in a position to help the team win then don't be surprised if you're on the bench!
What are you going to do next?
I really hope after reading this article it motivates players to take the initiative to get themselves back in the line-up. The first step is always to ask and evaluate yourself. Often times that will show you what needs to be done. After that talk with your coaches about your role and what they want you to get better at. Lastly, the most important thing is to get to work on exactly what you need to do. Nobody is going to do it for you, be selfish with your time and how you spend it. Ge to the field early to get some extra work in, hit the gym harder than normal. Take control of your career and surround yourself with people who will help you get to where you want to go!