I coach in a bitty basketball league that plays 24 minute games with a running clock (no stoppages for free throws and the like), a 6 minute half time, and 2 timeouts per coach per half. The timeouts mostly are used to change players on the court because the games go by so quickly. In years past, teams have submitted rosters of 12 or 13 players which, as a practical matter, leaves only like 7 minutes of actual playing time per kid. This year, our school decided to scrap that nonsense and go with smaller rosters so that the kids can play more. Today, several parents complained that 12 players per team is preferable to 8, because their little Timmy is too gosh darn tired when there are "only" 3 bench players. Resisting the urge to respond that Timmy is fat as fuck because you fed him garbage and left him in front of the TV all summer, and that he should start running that shit off now so he's in good enough shape to play a very small amount of basketball.