Clubs who document, and consistently implement, a process for team selection minimise the impact on their players.
These clubs know that players will be more likely to accept omission from teams if the process is fair, based on merit and communicated effectively.
Players feel anger and resentment if the selection process is not transparent.
Club Respect Tips
It is very common for clubs to get this wrong; often selecting the clearly injured star over the player who has contributed consistently all year.
Likewise clubs often play individuals in secondary finals because they have ‘qualified’ to play; omitting the player who has committed to the team all year.