What I notice is some kids trying out for clubs where they are wasting their time and parents' money. Ok, you want to give your kid a shot but if you are in middle school then you better be able to throw and catch with both hands equally well or close to it and be in decent shape. If you have good stick skills, strong, and fast then the coaches will notice you at the tryouts. Parents need to do a better job of keeping expectations tempered and making sure their kids are putting time in at wall ball and becoming stronger/better.