So after reading this forum for many years, we now have to make the difficult decision as to what team to choose. Short story goes like this: Daughter tried out for 2 really good 14U teams and was offered by both. 1 has name recognition through out the state and probably in surrounding states, the other is really good and coached by some great coaches. I have followed this team for a couple of years and the named organization team is relativity new ( this was first year under the organization) but also had a very good season. Both only needing 1 or 2 additional players. Everyone tells me, including hitting and pitching instructors, that the organization name opens the door. I have read it many times here over the years. But with 1 year left at 14U and then the crucial years at 16U, I ask any of you what you think? This is probably the same old topic of it depends on the coach vs Org. But for those that have been through it ( the college recruiting process at D1 schools) does the name really make that much of a difference?