One of my big pet peeves is that the coach should clearly communicate to the players how they will be evaluated so the players understand why certain decisions are made. If the decision was to send the seniors to the varsity over the sophomores, not a problem, coaches decision. But tell kids that so they can understand what they need to do to be successful. No different than the workplace. Tell folks what they need to do, and then correspondingly reward them or not based on how well they do what they're told. I've just seen so many arbitrary decisions in high school baseball, so haganjp's quote that "boys in question are really confused as to what methodology was used for selecting the Varsity team" totally resonated with me. They shouldn't have been confused, they should have known because the selection criterion was clearly spelled out early.