How come nobody talking about the fact that these boys are playing down because coaches and daddies have an agenda to promote themselves not the boys. Every Long Island kid with any skills is always pushed up in age and grade competition...never down. When did you ever see a quality Long Team enter down in tourney brackets? Think about this...in D1 the Long Island kids are the ones grabbing headlines across every conference. Play up Crabs and you might see a difference in the future. Not doing your son any favors playing down.
Please don't lump all MD kids in with this behavior. There are many kids and parents who do not agree with it. I would never allow my son to reclass. It's cheap. Bottom line. But all you can control is yourself and the message you send your own kid. Work hard, have integrity. Be able to look at yourself in the mirror. Be able to look your teammates in the eyes.