Our town team played NC and the NC kids, 8 or 9 of them towered over our tallest kid.
What is the left back policy in NC? Greenwich was the same way.
Like a lot of affluent hyper competitive towns there is a huge contingent that hold their kids back a year before entering kindergarten. Some will repeat the process in 7th or 8th grade when they move their kid to private school.
Super lame practice. When enough people hold their kids back a grade it will have no appreciable impact. Edge Lacrosse plays all of their teams down a grade/age bracket, really taking the hold back practice beyond the pale.