I was talking to a leader of a club travel organization (10U through 18U) in another state. We talked about the fact that many girls change organizations during the tryout season. He said he didn't like that parents shop their children to different teams. He seemed a little offended about the idea and said he placed a high value on loyalty. He really is a terrific and knowledgeable person and seems to do a good job with the organization.
I guess I understand his perspective. As the leader of an organization, it is time consuming and more difficult to have continuity when girls are changing teams. Not to mention with change there is risk.
From a parent's perspective, it seems to me it is prudent to go to several tryouts (or more if necessary) to have the best chance at the right situation - coaches, competitiveness, teammates, parents and where your child’s skills fit in with the team.
Is this a common feeling amongst club coaches? How should a parent ethically approach the tryout season?