If you’re not giving, you are, in fact, taking away. There is no neutral in being a part of a team. “I’m not doing anything wrong,” is not viable reasoning. There is only moving the team forward or holding it back.
Every team member can find ways to consistently add to the team. By talking openly about the NO NEUTRAL RULE, coaches can help kids to understand the concept, recognize all sorts of contributions and celebrate!
Focus on growing the team experience by demanding that everyone be aware of what and how they can add.