Let me add....he is currently on 2 travel teams were he plays defense on one and middie and defense on the other. The coach has asked me to get him a long pole so he can start getting use to catching and throwing with it before he starts 4th grade. As it is now they play up against the 4th graders who have the long poles. Thanks again for any and all input.
The only tea playing up is the Wolfpack so guessing that is the team where he is playing D. Don't listen to these fools. Do whatever you need to stay with that team. Reality is the type of shaft doesn't matter at this age. Get something light and cheap and cut it down so it's no bigger than his eye brows.