As for the price, I still think it is expensive. When I say expensive, I mean expensive to play on an average team. The cost itself isn't all that bad. I will get ripped for saying this, but I don't think many of the academy teams are very good or do a ton for their kids in recruiting (exceptions obviously). I also think many of the good academy teams will bring in a whole new group of players at 16/17/18 and have the A team play for small costs while the younger and lower level teams pay heavy fees for the top teams.
Makes sense. Top teams will have committed players. Those players can be posted on the site bringing in the parents of younger players who wish to play college ball.