Just a thought, but what if having more kids in this grade would allow more kids to develop, maybe because they are so young, it would benefit both the players and the club to see more kids develop and then shorten the roster. I mean how can you tell in 2nd grade if a player is going to be good or not, and maybe allowing more kids the opportunity to train more often allows kids to see if this is a sport they like or love. Also what about practices, having more kids allows for full field drills to teach the kids about the game. There is all these good reasons to have a larger roster at this age, but yes the only down side is playing time during the games.