It's not about the kids being moved up. It's about the politics. What this guy is saying isn't out of the ordinary with the hs coaches. I believe he said good luck to the kid. I wish him all the luck also but call it what it is. Why would they pull a kid up, play him out of position rather then bring a kid up that is good at that position. Seems to me that it makes no sense unless someone is doing someone a favor. Anybody have an answer?
Good coaches identify talent and put the puzzle together. Sometimes that means having a kid switch positions for the good of the team. It is a coaches job to put kids in the position that the coach believes will help the team the most. If a kid wants to play attack but the coach says "we need you on D" then the kid plays D. If the player does not want to switch positions then maybe they don't get playing time.