That's a great response, good for that parent, few parents would risk the coach holding that against their kid. A couple years ago, we had a coach say we shouldn't automatically put 10 players on our travel basketball rosters. If we only had 6 or 7 girls who could play at that level, then that's all that we should take. I asked him if he'd want to personally absorb the costs of having 3-4 fewer girls on a team. He thought that was absurd, why should money factor in? and no, we were already too expensive, he wasn't willing to play any more. It was like he thought gym time, referees, league fees, equipment etc were all free.