Any team/coach playing in the elite division who is going to go into a game with the attitude that they are going to lose anyway don’t belong in the elite division.
Relax, it's 7th grade fall lacrosse. All kids on the team should be getting playing time at this age. If the backup goalie is good enough to make the team then he should get occasional playing time.
Right ? The kid didnt get to play in the 1st game against Bethesda, so he was given a chance in the next game which happened to be VLC. Hope your kid never drops below superstar on the depth chart and expects to play on whatever juggernaut elite team your on.