Recruiting dead period extended through January 1, essentially making Fall Ball a waste of time, and putting lots of big pressure on the girls to have a strong spring and summer.
The beginning of your comment is "spot on", yes it has been extended, however your opinion is somewhat pessimistic. Have you considered that coaches will be watching the film that most tournaments are providing to them? Have you considered that players themselves are sending film? Players could also feel a propensity to play with more freedom and take more risks which might lead to a more creative approach to their game by learning new techniques. Just a thought that is a bit more uplifting.