The best players will make UA and AS will be for the next set of girls. UA is still the best and it hopefully leads to the biggest HS individual achievement; making the Senior UA AA game.
People.can call this past year a disaster but UA still had the best 12-15 2023 girls from the island chosen. no arguing that. maybe the last 8-10 spots were politics.
That said the AS should be a good event but the best players will still be at the FREE UA games
The best players will try out in May for AS. UA tryouts in July will get those that didn’t make it. Plenty enough talent to fill both rosters. AS is scaring UA because it goes off first and you know no girl wants to be left out and if you just go to UA you increase your chances of missing out.
Why would any committed 2022 player pay the $595 to play on AS? I can see the 2023-2025 girls trying out for AS since it's first but was is the gain of playing for AS if you're already committed? Roll the dice and tryout for UA since the goal once committed is to get selected for the Senior UA AA team. Playing AS instead of UA Underclass is a mistake if that is your goal.
If a player had the choice of WHICH to play - UA or AS, which would they choose? Which looks better for them ?
UA is much more important in terms of being selected for the UA Senior AA game. If anything skipping UA underclass for AS may hurt you in that process[/quote
making a UA underclass team is not a condition for the making the UA senior game. There have been plenty of boys and girls that have made the senior game that may have only played 1 or 2 years on a underclass team or may not have ever played on a underclass team.