I agree completely. Although my daughter is only a U15, her team is attending (already accepted) to WAGS and Nike Labor Day-Greensboro. As state champs, we anticipate acceptance into the Raleigh tournament. These tournaments give the exposure needed at U16 and above. Additionally, with a son previously going through this, attendance of two camps per summer at schools the player is interested in playing for is much more economical and effective. My son's college coach is involved in the ODP process and he really only wanted him to attend his camp to watch him for a week. Bottom line, do what is necessary and what works. Just the opportunity to make a region team does not cut it. A couple of practices to prepare for region camp may be good for making friends, as some have stated, but is a terribly expensive way to meet other boys and girls.