great post , and very true, hopwever , i believe the one very important thing for these programs to do, is be realistic where their teams fit in the landscape talent wise. many would argue, but placing a b level team into a top tourney aginst the best teams is not always best at the younger ages where kids are looking for reps to build up their confidence. so if you are a team filled with B players - which is fine, then place them in a tourney or bracket where they can be competitive.