You will never be able to put the blame for what has happened to our game on one of the big three. You have to include all three: parents/parent politicians/club and state DOC"S. So, I am asking for centralized control to reel in the wild, wild, west. There are no financial models that will change the finances, and the resulting corruption of the game, that currently exists. Its too late. I can see that you don't see it, and haven't understood that from my writings. Or, you disagree. Well, I believe I was where you are currently at, about 7 years ago. I have watched soccer in many areas dramatically regress. Reel in the parents? Really??? The leviathan has grown too large. It will only be corralled by force. Too direct? Yes, I no longer spend hours trying to beat around the bush, anticipating people's feelings, when getting to the point. I've been in this battle for a long time. In many, many ways things are actually getting worse, not better (player development, playing style, playing philosophy, corruption). I'm fighting a losing battle. I don't like to lose. I've invested 30 years of my life in coaching the game -- 47 including playing. If someone is too sensitive to read my stuff, try to get it, make a judgement, and then move on, well they aren't going to help initiate the change we need anyway. I'll try once again. The only way you can change this situation with youth soccer is by US Soccer teaming up with US Youth Soccer. They must mandate that all State Associations develop state run leagues for REC and Clubs to play in. They then must establish guidelines for independent clubs to operate (be chartered). By withdrawing, threatening their charter they then would have leverage to dictate initiation of programs, procedures, and standards. I may be wrong, but I'm convinced I'm not. I have read through all your responses. I wish someone would spend a few minutes telling me why I'm wrong.