scheduling games is not as easy as people think. A lot of different things have to fall into place to make it happen. Most head coaches dread the end of a two year cycle because it can be a headache trying to find games (especially if your a top team in your classification).
Bingo. Their coaches are not trying to break the rules. And this is what you are not seeing. If they had coaches that put pressure on them to go out to organized practice, how would they respond? You may give an answer that they would not comply, but do you really know that for sure? And, yes, they are kids. They may have adult bodies and "think" they are adults, but in reality most 16-18 year olds are in that crazy, confusing phase between being kids still and taking on adult responsibilities. To confuse them with being adults as I understand the term, is way off the mark.
But like I said, I am done. We can agree to disagree like adults, or you can argue with yourself, for I am done on this and the other matter.