Re: Inline on the decline???
Great post. What you and Danny mention has been a concern of mine for years. I've always thought it a shame that the two or three best players were taken from house-league teams and put onto all-star teams that can compete at the high-end events. What about the 10 or 12 players on the team left behind? What are they thinking when their best friends are chosen for the travel team and they're not? I think that this emphasis on the very best players, at least at the youngest age levels, is a mistake. If you don't build the bottom of the pyramid, how is the sport going to grow?
I know that some of the major tournaments are aware of this problem and are trying to create new divisions, etc. I just hope it's not too late.
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