I think it's generally agreed that if your team is stacked with youth players then it's going to be a rough year at the WCP Cup. Youth players generally are too small, too scared and too weak fundamentally to make a significant impact for a contending team. That said, one of the main tactical decisions teams must now make each year - with the implementation of the player movement restriction - is to scout for a quality youth player(s) and try and get them on the team with consideration for future tournaments.
This can be a slippery slope.
If you have a youth player on your roster then it's required you play that player - No stockpiling future stars and then sitting them on the bench.
To recruit a youth player you often need to recruit his friends as well so that he likes his teammates - That means more than one youth player that needs to get minutes.
If, after more than a year, those players then have friends on another team or want to make their own team - Bye bye future and years invested on getting those players to like your squad.
There is no foolproof way to recruit young players. Anyone is viable to leave at any time, even with the movement restrictions. What I'm hoping to see in 2012 is that the majority of quality youth players from 2011 stick with their countries and really make the element of scouting players a part of future tournaments, to go along with having a Saskatoon connection.