The following link will take you to an intriguing article from the September 4th edition of Time Magazine. Much of the information you will see in this article you may have heard from many of the WTLL Board members. The biggest difference here is that the author, Sean Gregory, has the actual figures that confirm our assertions.
While there is certainly a place for "travel ball," there's no question that too many of the participants are involved because of unrealistic talent perceptions or, even more regrettably, for the status they believe is bestowed upon them.
Regardless of your feelings about the industry that has become youth sports, it's a great read.