yes...26 team has quite a few more kids than most teams, but those kids were added as developmental players
Any parent paying full price (or any price) to be a development player is crazy. You develop by playing. Not watching others play. And don't give me the "better coaching" line because with 29 players not everyone is getting reps at practice. This isn't college or pro sports (or even high school) where you get point for being on the team.