Ran a search for a coach which brought me to the 5 thread on Magic vs Sockers. No need to run through all 5 but if you did you could see that the top clubs at the time were: - Chicago Magic - Chicago Fire Jrs - Sockers FC Chicago - Eclipse And then you had what was known as the best of the rest... - Wind - Campton United - FC United - Raiders - Team Chicago - Galaxy - NSA I may be missing a few here but it seems that today - the landscape is very different. Many more clubs are now developing good teams - perhaps not collectively - great players, but teams that are successful and competing well. It's starting to seem that the smaller clubs may be cacthing up - that maybe there is not a mad rush to run off to a DA or ECNL club at an early age in order for a player to get their foot in the door. Am I wrong? If not - why is this? Constant separation of USClub vs USYouth? Are the smaller clubs actually cacthing on? Has the way we coach collectively changed?