chapter  7
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Playing Time

Every coach has faced the accusation of not being fair. Effective coaches, ineffective coaches, and even Coach Fox have faced the accusation of not being fair when it comes to assigning playing time. Confronted by this age-old argument from parents, Coach Fox responds by saying, “Life is not fair” or “When they name you coach, you can decide who gets to play.” Effective coaches respond first by being fair. Effective coaches are fair, but they don’t necessarily treat everyone the same.