I think there is a common factor here and many other forums. That everyone's experience on the same team is different. Some situations work and others don't for parent and player. I think the 2017 Gladiators/Outlaws team is a good one and the coach is great. My sons team played them at a tournament and they were coached well, played well, and were very talented. The internal workings are privy to those on the team and to the individuals that they effected. As for the second team, most programs face the same problem you are mentioning. A lot has to do with the coaches of the team on the A or B team. It can be a dad of a player or a coach without a kid on the team they can be great or suck its that plain and simple. Buyer beware