Good to hear that some kids are coming home. As far as sustaining the core program, Signature is rec which is an extension of the core program. So what I'm hearing from you is: if we have a club team in the older age groups we can no longer support an extension of our core program because the numbers aren't there.Good point but we have city rules and our core program is the larger rec program. The issue isn't do we want to but we just don't have enough kids to support both levels. Maybe we could at a few of the younger ages but by U13 or U14 we won't be able to sustain both teams, so what would you do with those kids that have to go back the the core program. The rules in place are to sustain a complete program with the core program being the most important, i know that most here don't see it that way but we will always cater to the masses.
Any kid should be able to train with the "club" team if they want as long as it doesn't interfer with their "home" team
We have already seen interest from kids that have left I added 2 new players to my team this year and hope to add 3 more next.
Did I not hear somewhere that we will have only one all star team per age group? Are these all stars not willing or able to play at the Signature level? If so, then why put them in a rec league when we can put them in a more competitive Signature circuit?
I'm not trying to be facetious, I realize that our older team player numbers are down. Aren't these the kids who stuck around for the love of the game? I would hope that they are also the more adept. I would understand If the better ones moved on and the ones remaining simply can't compete at the Signature level. But if they can then we owe it to them to place them where they belong. I know this is a case by case situation, but it should be considered when placing these kids not summarily dismissed because our core is rec,(signature is rec).