unfortunately this is all to common on long island I keep hearing more and more stories of coaches not giving the playing time to players who don't play fall ball or switch to their organizations. I know this first hand and as I would like to say what town I know their would just be more implications I would hope that one day someone could put a stop to this .It is a shame when you see last years starting players siting on bench or getting their playing time cut in half for not paying to play at their coaches organization This is not the thoughts of little Johnny's dad who thinks his son is the next jeter but of a quality player who will not get a fair shake from their high school coaches at least they can receive help from their travel organizations and yes I know there's corruption there as well. This practice is unfair and unjust and boarders on extortion and happens all over Nassau and suffolk
This is spot on. Ridiculous that you can have travel coaches (that may have a financial interest in recruiting players) also coaching school ball, where you might have many kids from different travel organizations (or none at all) competing for playing time.
This should not be allowed to happen. Clear conflict of interest that cannot be effectively managed.