I think it is ridiculous that Texas and the Northern section are in the same region. I don't live in either section but I don't see how this is going to reduce costs and time away from school.
I would guess that 95% of players in Texas have never played indoors. How well do you think players in the Northern Section are going to play in the winds in Texas after playing indoors for 6 months?
The same goes for people who have to travel from Seattle to Phoenix.
The only two Regions that make sense are Regions 3 and 4. They should have thought it out a little more or they could have gone to 2, the east and west and divided down the middle by the Mississippi River. The problem with that is they would have had to change how some sections are divided up.