Totally disagree with this, have know idea who you are and who you know but in my kids age group, the last three years the so called smaller clubs you mentioned consistently finished in the top three/four in their divisions, to the point that both South Burnaby and Wesburn were both at the provincials last year with Wesburn winning. As far as development goes, 4 Wesburn kids from that team are playing on this years BDSM and one is playing for Vancouver Metro so how does dropping them to Silver help? Even with losing that many kids, there is enough talented kids to come up and fill those spots on the Wesburn team to the point that they're still at the top of their divisions with Cliff and South Burnaby not far behind. Can't speak for the other divisions but there are many teams teams from the so called smaller clubs consistently beating the bigger clubs like Van U, Coquitlam, etc.Now so called small clubs like KLM, Killarney, Wesburn,Kliff and south Burnaby in a group two. Reason is these kids will develop with way less stress of loosing to selected teams. Only play each other in a A tournament
That is how rest of world does it, if any three clubs join in to a bigger club move them up if not they play tier two soccer like it or not.