In reference to this excerpt from the HHH marketing agent..."especially if they shorten their bench and not play everyone with equal time."
I think every town team holds the same belief. There are only a few towns that put forth tournament teams comprised of a much shorter roster of their best players.
At this stage, top town teams have 5+ A team travel players. Manhasset is the anomaly as they have a full team of Express/Venom players (12ish) and basically garbage on everyone else from the town. PAL is a joke - you have Bobby who normally plays baseball trying out Fogo or Goalie for the first time. The town tournaments are fun because you have the teams coming out to play seriously. However, I think Manhasset is the only town still fielding their star team. All the other towns have started to focus on middle school and travel. Do RVC Futures, Rams, Harvey’s, Bulls even practice any longer?
I agree with PAL is a joke however, most every town still play. To say that towns have given up and are focusing on middle school and club is inaccurate. Towns all over LI are practicing, scrimmaging, playing in tournaments etc.
Yes GC still has the Rams. Kids need to tryout in order to make it. The Rams are their A team; in 5th grade they played in the A bracket while the kids who didn’t make it played in the B. The GC Rams also enter tournaments. The same can be said about RVC future stars. Played in the A bracket and participate in tournaments. With Manhasset last year they had two even based team both play in the PAL A bracket, the only town to do such. They do have a group that plays in tournaments and scrimmages like GC and RVC. The smithtown bulls from my understanding are no longer a team, I could be wrong just what I have read in past BOC post.