Hi all, I'm the parent of a Chicago Fire Juniors U9 player that has A-team talent, performance and drive, but is currently playing on the B-team due to a late tryout and the lack of talented B-teamers. She developed very well over the fall (her first traveling season), but during the winter indoor season (smaller field) it was obvious that her team is an absolute disaster with no ball skills or soccer IQ. Because of this, she was regressing rapidly (as were the other 3 top players who for some reason were also not placed on the A-team.) It took a huge effort on my part to get her to turn her performance around with 4 games left in the season--she was floundering because of the B.S. until then. The parents of these 3 girls and myself are essentially in mutiny-mode right now given the lack of effort in correcting the mistakes that the team makes--giggling at the same errors that were made 8 months ago seems to be completely acceptable to our coach, and stealing the ball from your teammate is a favorite past-time as well. This is essentially a park district team with 4 travel players on it. So the question is this--my daughter is talented, committed, a huge fan of the game (we watch EPL, La Liga and Serie A every weekend, and she knows more than any other kid on our team.) Is it too early to seek out a more serious club like Eclipse, who will finally have a U10 program in our neighborhood this fall? The Fire clearly aim to be a serious club and a big player in these parts, but I'm not sure we should wait around. Specifically regarding the Eclipse, I've seen much on this board about "boof ball", recruiting/poaching, etc...How accurate is this, and has it changed? Is the culture of Eclipse maybe too intense and political? Should we stick it out with the Fire for one more season (presuming my daughter actually ends up on the U10 A-team that she appears quite ready for)? Would it be any better on Eclipse if they are only now putting a U10 team together for the first time? Our team coach doesn't appear to have focused on anything in particular as many top teams do (ball skills vs. tactics vs. winning, etc...), so should we welcome a club that at least perfects one aspect? A lot of questions, I know, but I appreciate any insights. Thanks!