The WSYL can be knocked for many things. But it's very positive impact is the age restrictions conversation related to holdbacks flooding this sport on the youth level. Anyone who has attended WSYL qualifiers or tracked its results over the past couple years will tell you that making kids of the same age play and compete makes for a more balanced and level playing field for all.

Yes, every club team has holdbacks. Though our tristate (including LI) region teams are far from saints, other regions (Mass, Baltimore, out West) are worse in terms of gaming system to win with holdbacks. Too bad clubs don't want age restrictions but not surprising.

No changes coming soon. Only ones who want change are parents of kids losing playing time and games and recruitment slots to holdbacks. Even though that is the majority, those are not the people in charge.