I would agree with the comments above about the state of the US youth system. I would also add the "political" tension between clubs. Having been back in the US now for two years, after being abroad for 10, it is shocking how much sway parents have at the club level, how little loyalty the players themselves have with their clubs, and how easily quality players can get blacklisted by the politics of the clubs. What we need are more academies that are truly dedicated to developing youth, especially at the younger ages, and not so worried about winning. But of course, that is another topic altogether that has talked around many times on this blog. In short, I'm sick of the clubs after what I've seen in the Orlando area and am loathe to send my kids into them. But what else is there out there besides rec teams where it is solely "to have fun"