I have been thinking... Is the nations best teams in travel softball solely based on the head coach/president shelling out money to make it happen, acquiring players from all over the country/region?
I propose a new rule that ASA AND PGF should adopt. It is a 50 mile rule. Each organization has to declare a "home field" and no player on that team/organization can reside 50 miles (radius) away from that "home field".
They currently do this for youth wrestling in Illinois to cut down on the "super" teams compiling of kids all across the state. It has been effective.
I truly believe this is something positive for the game and will rely more on team work, coaching, and building a program, opposed to picking up players that live sometimes several states away.