We get asked a lot by parents…when should my child start Travel Baseball or Softball? The best answer I can give you….when your child starts to get bored with the competition at the local little league.
There are a lot of benefits to playing in the local recreational leagues….lower costs, close proximity to where you live and a sense of community. But if your child is no longer being challenged by the practices or games, then it’s time to look for the right travel team.
The benefits of travel baseball are….more competitive players, better coaches and better practices (most of the time). But don’t rush the process. Enjoy your time at the recreational level.
In my opinion, don’t start travel ball until at least 9 years old. There should still be enough competition in the younger age groups to have fun and expand your child’s knowledge of the game. Plus you can compete in All-Stars at the end of the spring season and represent your local league!
Once you decide to transition to travel ball, do your research to find the right team! Feel free to ask us about the travel teams in the area, we can help point you in the right direction!!