Hello. So I've always been brought up to be fair and and always made sure that AverageJoe Jr has been brought up to be fair and honest. It's a thing that he's very very good at sports. As such, today he had his first of a four session trial. OK. I dont expect the parents to be a massive fan of me (because he will take one of those kids places over if he succeeds) but I was shocked at the level of competitive hatred. Parents shouting, screaming, and the fact that Ted (whicis easier than typing AverageJoe junior is) made sure sure that all players were OK when they went down etc. Where am I going wrong? He's just turned 7 but plays a year older in age group. He's as good, if not better than the other kids, but how do I deal with the 'watching him play and listening to all the other parents living their dream through their kids' thing and handling his expectations? I said to him tonight that what he needs to do is work out a way that the *team* need to realise that they need him and not the other way round. He's got that, he's bright, but any other parents of sporting prodigies on here that have to deal with the same thing?