There is quite a bot of logic to your line of reasoning. I've always believed there are 5-10 teams nationally that can play with NLF teams but aren't part of the "club". Rising Sons, Preds, 2-Way, a couple from CA, Iron Horse, 3d NE, 3d Georgia, a few others can play with NLF Teams. Probably a few others I missed. However the NLF does serve a great purpose in that it brings together a large group of very advanced players to play one another and that's important for recruiting at older ages as are the prospect days.