Look - without holdbacks the Crabs are NOT any better than any of the other teams in HOCO elite. Get over it. If HOCO were actually to enforce their rules Crabs would not be able to field their holdback lineup. From the HOCO rulebook:
The Conference follows a grade based system based on the player’s current grade level and assuming normal progression of school to graduation.
There is nothing NORMAL about the progression of the kids on their team. Gig is up in 2017.
With a rule like that, how is hoco justifying not doing anything about the holdbacks and double holdback? It is their rule! Guess their management is so tight with the offenders and since they also hold their kids back, never going to change. Anyone w those kids should be forced to forfeit every game. Let them play but let it be a forfeit and do not allow ANY holdbacks in any championship game.
HOCO is run by Public Howard County Recreation Department. These people know exactly what they are doing with this grade based league. Howard County should get an award for being a cesspool of an county for promoting this garbage. Every other league run by Howard County Rec is age base..U11, U12, U13, etc...
Obviously someone has ulterior motives and wants to get in good with private schools or clubs.
Wrong - Every other league run by Howard County is U15, U13, U11, U9 in which kids play with kids a full year older or a full year younger - the same difference you are complaining constantly about in the Grade based club league with all these supposed holdbacks.
If there was U15, U14, U13, U12, etc. in the other county leagues, I would have some sympathy for you, but one is no worse than the other.