True is like a cancer. It enters a market, wrecks a few legacy programs and then starts expanding by merging with b level programs at which time it ups the cost to play to equal that of A programs to further line the pockets of a few. Parents lose out as they dump good money down the drain out of a sense of “providing every opportunity for their son”. First cell to die from the True cancer was Diamondbacks where many promises were made. Most of the stronger players left to greener pasture after year one and others were either pissed or weaker players happy to be on a “club team”. In order to reload the roster the cancer takes over AYLC. Seeing the writing on the wall many of this best players split. No care, there are enough bodies to create a truly weak B team that pay full cash. The cancer will continue to spread each year as those with options leave for greener pasture and new “payers” are added who’s parents are willing to pay full freight whether it be for a weak “a” team, b team or c team.
doesn't wreck the clubs they absorb, they were already on the decline. True steps in and provides non parent coaching to the HS teams while also providing additional opportunities to play on state, regional and national teams. It will take some time for them to start attracting higher end talent, but it will eventually happen. Not every kid can or wants to play for Crabs, FCA, Looneys or Hawks. Fees are probably less than the four mentioned clubs and many other clubs locally.