I think what he is saying is that it is the first real tournament of the summer season. Some teams don't even roster their teams or practice as a team until May. How you end the season is more of an indication of what type of team you are. That final tournament for most is the NLF Championship weekend. By then, most teams have played 4 to 6 tournaments and have gelled as team.
LXC, Tigers and Hawks all played fall tournaments, will have winter skill sessions and be practicing come Jan . MD teams will be playing in the Spring League. You guys pay 4k for summer ball thats a joke
I don't think there is one single NY team that only gets summer ball. Most if not all participate in fall tournaments as well as practice all winter, including positional clinics.
I do know for a fact that my son as well as several teammates play multiple sports including football and basketball, so as not to burn out.