Hi all! Newbie here! I apologize for the long note & hope it’s ok to post a long comment. But I am heartbroken about this. I am the parent of a senior who had been on her V team since she was a freshman. We had only 13 girls at the time so it was no cut and we had to be V. She has struggled each year to try and be as good as the other girls. The coach had made it very difficult for her by not helping her when asks, making her feel like she doesn’t count and makes her feel bad in general. This year obviously had not been a typical year. They had tryouts and she made my daughter an alternate. She was an alternate as a sophomore as well and the issue with this is this coach doesn’t allow alternates to practice with the team. They are forced to sit off to the side and watch but they can’t take part. How are they supposed to step in if they can’t practice? She doesn’t want to sit for 2 hours watching d Ed very one else practice & she does nothing. Now my Senior is so sad and feels like she doesn’t deserve any recognition as a senior because she isn’t doing anything. I am heartbroken for her. She is the hardest worker on her team, never missed any practices and was really hoping she could be on the floor in her last year after being a loyal member all four years. Her coach tried to have her be on JV ( this is the first year that she had a JV team) but my daughter didn’t want to after being on v the last 3 years. She told her coach she would quit if she put her in JV so now she’s on V but an alternate. I feel like the coach is holding a grudge because my daughter threaten to quit. She told my daughter that she wasn’t committed to the team by refusing JV. My daughter kept saying to me she wanted to quit but then she wouldn’t be able to be with her friends. I told her to just try and gut it out since there isn’t that many comps assuming we start up. She’s come this far and quitting would just confirm what the coach said about not being committed. She just wants to be a part of the routine in her last year.