Not sure what HS you play for but ours isn't like that and we make CIF Div 1 every year. Our HS only does 2 or 3 practices a week when the season starts but can play games twice a week. Plus, HS is a joke with training and nothing compared to club. Plus, the HS season is short lived and so players can recover after the short 4 month season. Are you really comparing HS training to academy training? Not sure what you mean by "all afternoon". We have away games but they usually are less than 20 miles away and start at 6'ish.