when a parent makes the decision to send their kid out on the field with younger kids to play, they do it with the implied consent for their kid to go out and beat the crap out of the younger and less mature kid. That's it...that's what it is all about. It's not to make him better, it's not to improve his skill set...it's simply to get noticed by beating a younger and less developed kid. "Look at my kid coach...he should be in tenth grade but he spent the weekend playing eighth graders." Pathetic. It's the pathetic parents trying to get their entitled kid into Duke or Harvard...at the cost of some younger kids trying to just play a game. I know of two younger kids who have been blasted and hurt in recent games much to the enjoyment of these jackass playing down parents.