One of the great opportunities of combining the two leagues is to give the recreational players an opportunity to play and learn at a higher level. If your child doesn’t participate in the recreational program, you would be affecting a lot more than just your own child. As a result it would have a negative ripple effect on the recreational league and recreational player development. The Director of Registration spends a lot of time making the teams equal and therefore competitive. If competitive kids do not support their recreational teams the teams would become lopsided, and those teams would be at a disadvantage. In addition the other children will have lost the chance to learn from the competitive kids and push themselves to become better players as well.