I have read the other two reports and hated to see such negative comments. The last comment was made in April of 2011. I can see why they said what they said about the leadership at that time. However, since then, a lot has changed at this club both management and trainer wise. I have two children in Lonestar. We have been with Lonestar for over 7 years and have seen a lot of issues come and go. In that time, none of it has really effect me or my children. My kids LOVE Lonestar and even at the worst of management, I would not have been able to pull them away kicking and screaming. The reason is because the trainers have all been wonderful and they don't involve the kids with the politics of the club. We all have disappointments when our kids don't make a team we thought they could or are not moved up. But sometimes, the truth hurts. The fees are high, but they are worth it. They run the same at other clubs that provide the same services. The trainers work with our kids during the week and are there for their games. They are available to answer questions, provide direction and assist the kid or parents during the rest of the week. All just an e-mail away! Our trainers are incredible. They work with the kids on the field but they take a personal interest in their personal lives as well. \r
The new leadership is the best the club has ever seen. The group is approachable, respectful, and responsive. I have personally gone to them with questions and gotten immediate responses from them. Don, Rob and the others roatate the games and practices and the kids know they have an interest in there play. Lonestar moved kids about this year and it was hard to understand as a parent. I was one who was upset at first. But now, I understand. They put my kids on teams where the chemistry was automatic. My kids are playing better than they have EVER played! Sometimes trusting change is hard, but it was a positive change. \r
As for obsenities, fear and poor sportsmanship. That would be NASA and not Lonestar. Players, parents and trainers are held to a high accountability of ethics. My kids have NEVER been scared of their trainers. They respect them and love them. The trainers are tough of them, but not military. The trainers are there to develop the kids so they are required to produce some discipline when necessary. However I have never witnessed nor have had reported to me, any cursing or harsh discipline. I have only witnessed supportive, educational discpline and feedback. And this extends back under the worst of management! \r
This club has given my kids so many personal and sports related opportunites that they could never have had elsewhere. I have sent one to England to play for a couple of weeks with the club. They have gone to tournaments and different locations for games. They have met people from around the world. I would not change a day of it for them.