I'm completely fine with them upping him to the next age bracket or something like that but just to say he's too good and he's not allowed to play and then to reassign the team he was on??? That sounds very suspicious to me.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."