This one is for fun, on the eve of a holiday.
When, at what age or level, did your son first play on a team "where everyone on the team was really good"?
You usually don't see it at the younger youth levels. In fact, I had an 11U travel coach once tell me "You don't want 13 studs on the team because then you will always have kids leaving because they are not playing full time."
And, you don't usually see it on a middle or high school team where everyone is really good. There always seems to be a few kids who rarely get off the bench.
Even in Little League All-Stars, there's kids on the roster who aren't as good as others on the team.
The first time I saw it was when my kid was 16 and he was playing for our state in a PBR event.
Every single kid on the roster was really good. The kids batting at the bottom of the lineup were just as good as those in the top. No one hardly ever made an error in the field. Everything was clean and there were usually 3 or 4 outstanding plays per game. All the pitchers threw hard and pounded the strike zone.
And, it was the same for all the other kids on the rosters for the other states.
After the games, I remember saying to my son "This must be what it's like to play in college. Everyone is really good. It's the top 5% crowd."
That being said, I realize that some kids get to experience something like this earlier, later, or not at all. When was it for your player?