All other teams in the Nor Cal region took notice and started the same thing, whether it was reclassing or jumping to another association where no one was ranked (NSA/ASA and i'll mix in WWSA / WSA Too... shoot even WSL had something in Reno/Carson).
S H I T one of my teams was guilty of it putting together an ASA Roster of players who were B/C ranked in Usssa but non ranked in ASA...
Nor Cal for a minute was killing it in ASA and NSA winning countless E / D World / National titles with teams that had no business playing E or D.
and that had a downward spiral effect on the programs where new teams or real lower division players were turned away from getting their asses kicked by players who were way too good to be playing those levels.
Now what do we have in Nor Cal? LS / Cheap Suits which are A/B teams with 75% nor cal based. Classic hasn't been Nor Cal based in a decade.
The damage has been done and there is no going back.... Numbers will never increase again in Nor Cal ever