travel hockey is a waste of time and money. the same outcomes could be accomplished without traveling all over the state/region. But, there are enough a-holes such that the status quo will never change, only get worse. how much money do you spend, as a team, traveling around, staying in hotels, etc, etc, etc. how much more could your kids get out of hockey if those dollars were directed toward real development or localized play. oh, there is not enough talent for little jimmy to be challenged? f you. move to canada.