Through my years on the pitch, I have noticed a serious oversight in our development of micro players. As per BC Soccer LTD all kids should play in various positions with each given equal time. I am not talking about u12-u18. Im talking at u7 and up development programs. In u5 I coached 3 girls. These players showee promise from an early age. Each of the girls played up to u7 at which time they were "all" selected for development programs. They played until u8. At which point they all quit. In talking to the parents, they lost interest, their children lost interest. They decided to pursue other interests. What was the common denominator? Lack of playing time. They were all selected for the bench. This is a problem because your star at u7/8 may not be your star in a couple of years and now 3 promising players have been eliminated from the system. We need less focus on winning and more on developing all the players at this age.