Curious to know if anyone thinks AAU is having a negative impact on Little League in their town. I feel it is out of control -- my son's league has games scheduled during the week and practices on the weekend, but practices are being cancelled because of AAU commitments for the coaches and the majority of players. My son's team has had practice cancelled two weeks in a row, and I know of at least two other teams where the same thing has happened. Meanwhile, enrollment decreases every year as the non-AAU kids see what is going on and drop out, but the AAU kids stay -- I think 9 or 10 kids out of 12 on my son's team play AAU. My son (who does not play AAU) is treated fine, so that's not the issue -- he's not a star but a decent enough player where he can at least keep his head above water and pitch a bit when they need some innings, and I've been taking him to the (empty) field to practice during his allotted practice slot to work on his skills. But a kid who doesn't play AAU and doesn't have much in the way of natural ability? Forget it. My second son fits that description, and loves baseball, but I can't see signing up for majors in a few years when he's old enough. It won't happen, but I'd love to see our league force AAU parents/caoches to make a choice, one or the other. I think they would go with Little League, because they all think they're going to Williamsport, or at least Bristol for the NE regionals.