Just go and support your kids, encourage them to have fun and play the game the best they can. Don't get them worked up about ratings, whatever they are ranked tell them they have a great chance of winning if they play their best.
Parents can psyc out there kids before they even get to provincials with their constant gripes about ratings I see it all the time in our org and it ruins a coaches hard work.
The entire province of Ontario will never be 100% happy with ratings but you have a month to get better than the opponents in your group so thats what I would focus on.
Extra practices, here in Toronto we run camps & clinics all July to get better before provincials, I'm not sure where you are from but do whatever it takes to improve your game in the next month and don't worry about your opponents, minor travel lacrosse is about learning and playing at the highest level you can.
Worry about wins & losses if you are fortunate enough to play on the last day of a tournament of provincials or if your playing Jr lacrosse.
If you are playing at a higher level than you think you should be then sit back and watch the competition because if you think they are better than you then your kids, parents & coaches can learn from their opponents.
Try and enjoy yourself and don't worry about things you can't control
Posted on Jul 5, 2012, 5:35 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11