I think it has become apparent that, at least for now, PGF is the top dog "elite" sanction across the nation. It used to be ASA. Before that, it was NSA. In some areas of the country, the #2 alphabet is USSSA. I believe that it is foolish for us, as a whole, to discount the value of what is perceived to be a "lesser" national. If other geographical areas are sending their top talent to, for instance, the USSSA World Series, then how can we look down our noses at the talent at those nationals? I know in parts of the New England states, Pony is still the driving sanction. But I don't know a single Ohio team that would even consider going to Pony Nationals, even though a few years ago, we had several organization that loudly bragged about winning Pony Nationals. What is it that you believe directly effects the cycles of the sanctions? What makes one sanction superior over another? What is it that, for lack of a better term, brings a sanction down? What criteria do you use when trying to decide what sanctioned tournaments to play or what nationals to pursue?