Individual player development is important, but also no one wants to be on a 0-8 NGLL team.
True but if your daughter is standing at the X retrieving missed shots on a 8-0 team -she will not be getting that college offer.
There needs to be a balance. You don't need to be on a team that 8 & 0 - especially if you're near the bottom of the roster. But being on a team that loses every game stinks too. If girls would stay put at clubs other than the big three - the teams in Balto would be more balanced. Then you would have good girls playing at a bunch of different teams. Not good players sitting the bench and SW and M&D while comparable girls play more for whatever reason.
I have older kids -- trust me you want to stand out on your team
I totally agree-the movement of girls away from improving midlevel clubs keeps them struggling. It would be a great ride if multiple teams were competitive. It is tough for coaches to gage talent with teams lopsided.