I sense a pattern in all star world a little: Coach/Owner: "Anyone is replaceable." "I can replace you." "Replaceable." "Replaceable" "There's the door." "Anyone is can be replaced." "Replacement." Child: *leaves* Coach: *cue "Omg how dare you quit midseason?" You can't play victim to circumstances you create. School cheer example: If I said that all year long while coaching, I can't be mad if 90% of my team chooses not to tryout and I end up with a team of like 4 kids who have never seen a pom in their lives. I created a toxic environment.