THIS IS NOT TO START A FLAME WAR
It's an actual question that's been bugging me for a few years.
VC and Saints usually dominate from grade 8-10. Especially VC. Every year, it seems like VC and Saints have all their grade 8-10 teams in the top 5 of the province, with VC usually winning 1 or 2 provincial championships for grade 8-10 every single year. You can expect that one of their younger teams will have won a championship.
So what exactly is the reason for their futility at the grade 11 and 12 level. VC and Saints are always competitive, but between the 2 of them, they've combined for 1 AAA championship in the last 45 years. You'd think with the absolute dominance they show at the younger levels, they'd definitely have a handful of AAA titles between them.
Can somebody close to the situation offer some insight?
Is it coaching, players transferring out, the 'private school mystique' wearing off, or something else? What exactly happens to these teams in their senior years that causes their dominance to all of a sudden vanish?