Nobody in their right mind pays 3 to 6 grand a year so their 10th grader can have fun! They play travel at this age to help with the college recruiting process! If you can't run with the big dogs stay on the porch! These kids got nothing out of playing in this tourne!
Not everyone pays that much to play in a low level club team. If they do, then, yes, it sounds crazy.
I agree the tourney was terrible but that is an issue with YOUR club putting your child in that tourney. Nothing more or less. Your club knew it was a weak tourney.....just look at the competition.
Personally, fall ball is kinda of a waste. Its football and soccer season, let them have a few months off. Going 7 days a week is plain dense, unfortunately its the money model that our kids live in.