Ok, so that experiment was a total disaster! For details, you can check out previous thread here: http://socalsoccer.com/threads/made-the-flight-1-a-team-mistake-or-suck-it-up.2897/ In short, we made this nightmare team. Coach was a pretty good developmental coach, but it's become clear he's chosen his favorite star players (all players from last year) and has no real intention of giving our DD much playing time. We approached him about it and he said she's close to starting but needs to do XYZ. I call BS. I know many won't believe me but she regularly outplays at least half her teammates in practice and in matches and still doesn't start. Anyhow, in spite of starting to get to know some of the parents, my DD needs to get playing time and so I've got some questions: 1) What's the best/wisest way to go about leaving this team at this time of year? Do we bother giving him an ultimatum on giving her more playing time? Or do we just start calling/working out with other teams/clubs first until we decide what to do? 2) What if we'd be open to playing on the B team (which seems to have a much healthier group of parents) - should we give our current coach the heads up? I figure the B team coach will call him to ask about it anyway. 3) What if the B team is our first priority - we think the players are good, they seem to like our DD, and the parents are pretty cool. Do we not contact outside clubs yet until we get an answer from the B team coach? Several clubs have actively tried to recruit our DD, their teams aren't as strong, but the coaches have really wanted to bring our DD on board and we've kept in touch. Out of respect, the last thing I want is to "dangle that carrot" and reject them again. I feel like this is like wanting to quit your job - hehe. except ironically, I'm the one paying... is this not crazy?!?! Anyhow, any advice would be greatly appreciated!