Phil Weston is a typical individual who was forced to suffer through his entire childhood as a result of his father Buck Weston’s excessively competitive nature; his upbringing has left him with permanent mental scars. Phil is now in his middle age, married, and he and his wife have a young boy named Sam. Phil has a small vitamin store, while Buck runs a chain of sporting goods stores.
Buck is the head coach of the Gladiators, which is widely regarded as the most successful little league soccer team in the region. Sam is a member of the team, but to Phil’s annoyance, Buck has him sit on the bench. This is something that Buck humiliated Phil with when Phil was a child. Buck ultimately decides to trade Sam to the Tigers, which are the poorest team in the league.