I totally understand 1990 where in Cleveland we had 6 ‘A’ teams in our Premier league and we hosted the ASA ‘A’ Nationals with 65 teams 5 blocks from my house. Because I was at the tournament.
It was the golden era of slowpitch with aluminum bats. The best time for softball.
What Tim fails to realize is that to get back to that you have to first have a quality D program in each city in the USA. Then you have to have a quality C program in each city in the USA. Then you have to build a quality B program in each city in the USA.
Once you have done this, then you are mentally where DW is at and you can hold a huge council of great softball minds and figure out how to make an A program local again.
The difference between 1990 and 2020 isn’t just 30 years, its the hundred thousand teams more that played, and the fact that in 1990 D, C, B, A, and even some AA teams played league and tournament ball together.
So step one before building your local D program is to get all of todays tournament teams to be league teams again which would be a big challeng to change that mindset.
I am guessing Tim won’t respond to why he thinks we need to rebuild the A division locally before rebuilding the D, C, then B divisions locally?
Why does he keep avoiding that question?