I do certainly agree we need alignment and collaboration. I honestly believe there should be a top level. If this is academy only, NFP only, or a mix of the two that will be determined by the talent these orgs put on the field and the level of coaching they can hire. But right now, it is BCSA themselves who have isolated the talent and alienated their community. They require kids to be on BCSPL to even have a shout at PTP and the Whitecaps require kids to be in BCSPL to then make their academy. Thus, they only want kids who can afford it. Then you have a BCSPL that claims to have standards, but the only one they somewhat enforce appears to be the coaching certification. Because, the training I've seen does not match the theory behind the league IMO. I definitely agree with the theory of BCSPL. Have coach standards. Have training guidelines. Have the best playing with the best. But when you force kids to play in that league to have a shot at provincial, national, Whitecaps etc you alienate folks because many can't afford it. There are MANY kids in MSL and Div 1 that are good enough for BCSPL that can't even consider it for financial/travel reasons. BCSPL itself is exclusive. Why is it so expensive? I've not seen numbers, but have heard from a very very reliable source who has that the percentage of the cheque parents write that goes to the coaching is very high. And definitely not always justified. And, if we are in it for the kids - the fees should be lower so the best can play with the best.