The number of travel teams and kids not staying in rec ball issue is not going to change any time soon. The day where kids played rec ball until they mastered softball skills is over, the teams still expecting this have to adapt or they're not going to survive. It's like arguing that players are leaving to early for the NBA. While probably true, it isn't going to change, and now it's the NBA coaches' jobs to teach fundamentals. Softball is no different, the market is there, the players are still entering the sport, now they need to be coached up with a lot more patience than was necessary in 2007.