Everything you said. And the answer to your first question is that Midland has at least two 15u and 2 16u teams and IMPLY that they will pick the Midland Braves from these two teams. It kind of works that way. But there are kids form out of town on this team. the Midland Redskins are primarily made up of boys form out of town.If a kid plays for Midland for a few years does he have the same coach? Same teammates? I am asking because I don't know.
Maybe they don't see Midland as a main reason why they made it to where they are.
Programs like this want to take credit and in full belief that when kids are successful it is because of said program. Do they PRODUCE the great talent or does just top talent end up playing for them and don't see them as anything more than just a conduit of the success?
(You can substitute pretty much any travel organization who boast they produce a lot of big time DI and draftable talent)