So this is how my high school basketball team system works: There are two teams, frosh-soph and varsity. Varsity is mainly for juniors and seniors, but every year, a few good sophomores get bumped up to varsity. I happened to be one of them this year. While tryouts haven't officially begun yet, the varsity coach told me to come to their open gyms and says that I will end up trying out for the varsity team (if I get cut from varsity, I automatically go to frosh-soph). After 2 months of open gym, I realized that I do not want to play for varsity. First of all, the conditioning and practices are extremely long and tough, and I have to take a deep nap after practice before I even start on my huge homework load. I also like the frosh-soph coach much more, and I have more friends in frosh-soph. Most importantly, I doubt playing varsity will be a lot of fun, since I will not get that many minutes, and it will be too tough for me overall.
How do I tell the varsity coach that I want to move back down, without hurting my chances for making varsity next year(as a junior)? Although I am a good player, I am afraid that he will see the desire to move down as a sign of weakness and not wanting to get better. Overall, I just think that playing varsity will have more cons than pros.