Well said. That being the case why don't we all stop paying the middleman and get a summer league going. For these kids
because eit is a viscous cycle.
You get a summer league and it turns into rec because all the better players wants more they want better. then they leave then everyone wants better and bang back to club again.
Honestly the club route is MUCH better if you have the right club. Some clubs are just like rec but they call it club. Some are elite and are for the better players... but then comes the politics and that gets watered down.