Hello, I have a soon to be 13 year old daughter who just tried out for the schools Field Hockey team and got cut. She really wanted this and had practiced hard that how I know she really wanted this. She is not a star athlete but she not a bad athete either, she said she will not try out again next year and I can really force her to but would like to encourage her to. I do not really get why they need to cut kids in middle school, to me it does not give them a chance to see if this is something they like or do not like. I undersatnd getting cut in high school. She does not want to try out for anything else. This is such a fargile age. I want her involved and busy with something. She a good kid straight A student, she is herself and not your typicallt tween girl that is in to boys and make up. She likes to be different and be her own person and no cliques either. I was not like that either. Our school is very sports oriented even though their sports teams are not good. The arts are not promoted, unfortunely. We live in a rural area. How do you encourage your child to try again or something new.