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Commitment? Please. Can't tell you how many "commitments" by the coach/GM/program in March and August aren't lived up to by October.
After learning that lesson, and after a team reneged on a legit contract that we had signed the prior February, we made a different choice. The GM told me, "this year will be different." The coach was counting on my kid to anchor that team. Except, the team WAS an anchor.
While we honored our new "commitment" and watched the kids choose football over practice (again), Pats games over skills (again), we asked in October what was going to be dome to the honor the coaches' "commitment" to a meritocracy. When the answer was nothing, we switched to a better team in a better league at a higher level that had lost a kid to HS. Worked out great, and we've never looked back.
Right after Thanksgiving is a great time to look for an opening on a team. Injuries, no-shows, spotty attendance, poor performers - all the glitz is gone and coaches know where they have needs. And every team has needs, if your kid is a hard worker, a positive addition and can compete at the targeted skill level.
But, if you're running away from a situation that your kid - or you - has created, then it'll just come up again.
Sgt Hulka - that is funny!
It just is NOT "Right" to switch
It's your RIGHT to do what you want.