As far as one post noting how his son's team has no "team" concepts and get stomped by teams who have been together, I completely agree. See it often. A lot of teams win just because they are organized, players know their roles, and coaches have deployed players the right way. So many club teams struggle to find their identity and it is too late once a tournament starts. You can tell which club teams are scrambling and which ones have a system. Team continuity is important. A lot of lower level club teams have shaky talent, true. But constant coaching changes and player turnover are the real kiss of death. Parents paying $2,000 should demand more than just falling for the word "elite" and the MLL player's impressive resume. I have seen many dad coaches who are much better youth game coaches than young lax dudes.