As a fact of matter, none of the teams know that Elm has recruited a bunch of crazy, inexperienced, psychotic teenagers lol. He could have recruited experienced people to combat the threat, but aren't the experienced one's too well known?
Why do you always play a starting-out trainer in the games out to battle powerful teams? Because you have many things to achieve, and if you battle the grunts and win, they would be surprised and think that a newbie defeated them.. Even the Executives are surprised when you defeat them. Put this in the RP. The Teams would never know what hit them, who would wonder that someone would recruit a bunch of teens to combat such established teams?
And you have a great leader, Kiba.. But most people doesn't know who hd is unfortunately.