All players want more playing time. All players want to help the team do well.
However, coaches control the playing time. Athletes worrying about playing more cannot control playing time.
Or can they? Maybe influence it.
Learn to control two things and helping the team could happen.
1. Control your outlook.
2. Control your character
Your athlete serves as the guardian to and director of their outlook toward themselves, teammates, and the game.
Have a positive outlook with hope and belief good things will turn out well for you and the team. This mixed with the right skills and effort can lead to things.
As your athlete cannot control everything - they can control themselves. Who is your athlete as a competitor? Who are they as a teammate? How are they as a teammate? How are they when being coached?
If your athlete works to control themselves as well as their outlook it can create opportunities.
Go to work on themselves and their outlook to gain some control.
Player Development Coach