Brian.... it would solve issues on a few fronts. But the biggest piece in all of this is that we have gone through a significant, but subtle, period of deregulation. We don't send all of these forms to The Hill like we used to. It is all dependent on the DA. Think about it... and I may miss on one or two...
Regulation II(d) and IV(h) - DAs
Tournament Affidavit - DAs (remember when we used to send the check for tournament fees with the affidavit?)
Special Games - DAs and region (no HQ approval anymore)
With other forms... rosters are only to mine for data. Combined play and interleague are only looked at if someone asks for a tournament combination.
We have all heard the DAs complain about the amount of paper they have been asked to hold on to over the last few years. The fact is that we deregulated a good portion of the paperwork to put it at the local level. And when we did, I remember having these convos about what happens if you have a badly organized DA or even a rogue DA? Well, now we have had one.
The state coordinator would allow that additional check before going to the regional office. It is either that or hire more regional staff so that each one is assigned to 2/3 states. But personally, I think a state coordinators position could be more effective as they could be "on the ground".