My son tried out for Hawks also and did not make it. Despite the expected disappointment I too was incredibly impressed by the pace, high expectation for greatness, incredible organization and amount of personnel committed to manage the process. My son told me on ride home that he now understands why all the strong players want to land there because they play with other strong players who are focused on being better that only makes them stronger. At end of tryout one of the coaches told the parents and kids we have had kids not make it on their first tryout who came back the next year and made the team. My son will be back next year.