Put him in, put him in!
If you ask us, this kid is going places. He’s only around 8 years old, and already he has enough confidence to be holding up a sign like this. Confidence is always important, but especially so when it comes to playing sports. It’s not only the competitive nature that requires tenacity, but the the game itself that requires to stand out and overcome all other players in the field.
We would put him in, no questions asked. This kid knows what he’s talking about, and even if the coach didn’t put him in that day (okay, not if), there’s nothing to worry about, because he’s got a bright future ahead of him.