i think one thing that would truly help out both parents and players is for directors to be willing to set up a summer league or winter league and let the boys play each other - no reason why pt shouldn't be playing express north, eclipse, etc through out the year in a relatively local setting - especially at the younger ages . and use these games as practice and as a teaching tool . I know the reasons they don't, but lets be honest, its not that hard to compare schedules etc and see who is better and kids will always move around, but in the meantime, set up a structuire where these kids can play without driving to every damn tourney 12 months a year