I told two 13 year old kids that were leaving lacrosse practice for a soccer practice, this was an on-going problem with these two, that they needed to get their "asses to lacrosse practice if they wanted to start". One of the kids parents called the head of the league about child "abuse" and the dad threatened to call the Nassau County child protection services. The two sets of parents wondered when we had a travel team in the town, why no one would take their kids. This "pussification" as you say, is really driven by the parents. I think most boys are embarrassed by this type of parental behavior. God forbid they play in college when parents now around.