Today my 5th grade girls soccer team has their second game. We whupped up on a combined 5th and 6th grade team last week, 5-0. Unfortunately, this week I'm missing my best goal scorer and two other fairly good players. That puts me down to 9 girls and I need 11 on the field. League rules allow me to pull 4th graders up for emergencies like this, but I've only got one of them coming so no matter what, we'll play short handed and everyone will have to play all the time.
That should make things just about even. :-)
Update - We won, 3-0. The other team only had 10 players, too. Our 4th grader even scored a goal! Yay!