About a week ago, I told a story about moving an 8 & under player in order to keep the league competitive. I heard a lot of complaining from the parents of the child, who seemed more interested in winning rather than getting their child more competitive play. I basically told them that he had to be moved to the last place team, whether they liked it or not. I did offer them a refund if they didn't accept, but they decided to move forward with it.
The trade worked out great. The player played this week under his new team and they got their first win of the year. Not only did they get a win, but it was a 6-5 win, which means that it was a great game which amounts to fun for all players involved. You might disagree that the kids on the losing team did not have fun, but to me, they learn more and get more out of a loss like that then they would in a 5-0 win.
The one lesson that I learned from this is that you can't please everyone. Even though I upset a set of parents from moving their child, I was able to please an entire team of parents by making their team competitive. I don't regret it at all and hope for great games from here on out.