I guess that is part of my issue with Attack not having any competition. In a scenario where a kid is on a 3rd team at Attack, but would be talented enough to play on a 2nd or even 1st team at other clubs in the state. Attack just has enough talented kids to be able to have a 3rd team with solid players still. Then, Attack usually only send the top two teams at each age group to bigger tourneys, so this kid never gets the chance to play against better competition and it hurts his development in the long run.The top clubs wil always be the top clubs, VG and Attack will always be the top 2...but for the OVERALL high school scene and the depth of the HS talent in the state.. we are better off having multiple clubs. Central Ohio was at its best when both Vanguard and Elite were competitive
Cincinnati is an exception because Attack has 2-3 quality teams in various age groups.. but central Ohio... not so much
Whereas, if another club could provide an opportunity for this kid to go play in bid tourneys and whatnot, he could still play better competition, even though he isn't in the top 12(ish) players in his city.
The other option, would be for Attack to commit to sending their 3rd tier teams to more, and bigger tourneys. I'd obviously be okay with that as well.