STEPS at the HS is the most competitive team in NJ on the girls side. At the youth level other teams are comparable. Once HS rolls around, many kids leave their clubs to go to Steps. Typical tryout for steps will have 80-100 kids trying out for two teams, most clubs get half of that. BBL would compete for 2nd, 3rd place along with SJS.
Steps on the boys side does not have the same reputation as a Patriot lax or Leading Edge.