Please note. Every club program is the greatest. Just ask them.
Ah the ole Joe Flacco debate! What else do you expect them to say.
The pandering to the parents is sickening. And all the parents are there starry eyed dreaming of there kid's offer from Brown at age 13. None of these programs sets realistic expectations. The game used be fun.
Everything you say is absolutely true, but that 'pandering' also equates to running a business and giving the paying customer what they want, or think they want. The first thing Schreiber said at Express North try-out mini-parent meeting is; they are a business. He comes off like he doesn't agree with early recruiting, reclassifying, grade based, etc... but then goes on to say they are part of NLF, kids will see recruiters at an early age, everything that starry eyed parent wants to hear....
I don't see anything wrong with that, gives honest opinion then gives the facts. You can have a feeling towards something and relay that message but also convey what is happening. reality vs perception.
I totally appreciate the honesty and that it is a business but the part that is always left out, especially for parents of younger kids, is that these programs are highly competitive and are geared towards grooming D1 players and that many of you will be playing elsewhere in a few years unless your child is exceptional. And that generally means an outstanding stick, very fast and big.