The Yorktown HS coaches also coach the Yorktown Ballers club teams. Hard to believe.
Lakeland/ Panas also has a summer travel run by the school coaches. I have friends on both teams and they have no problem with it. It's also 1/3rd the cost of express north.
And Brunswick coaches run 2Way. Many other examples, too. Just a matter of whether you feel the club circuit is more important than the HS circuit. Those great players from Yorktown over the years got their recognition and due from HS performance, not summer club exposure or connections. I'd much prefer a local summer club option for my son without the flashy name and huge costs but tied to strong HS program, just not an option in our district. I see the potential for uncomfortable situations and messy politics tied to a HS coach running local club but I see that everywhere anyway.