Would love to hear people’s thoughts on this, as I have never really understood why club ball does ages the way they do. Why not keep kids together by their grad class, instead of doing the may through April date to determine age (or whatever it is). Seems current way to do ages instead of grad class is doing a disservice to some kids long term.
For example, if a 6th graders age allows them to be playing 11u ball right now, they are technically behind in terms of their grad class as many would be playing 12u.
As a parent, seems like best move to prepare the kid for their future would be to have them play up within their grad class, but some may disagree with that assessment. thoughts?