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tigerskin
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re: Travel Baseball
Not an easy answer as the better kids play and the not so good kids play. I do know that Ben Sheets’ travel ball team that played together since 9 years old won several State Championships yesterday. I know of at least 4 of his players that won State Championships. 2 for St. Paul’s, 1 for Barbe and 1 for Sterlington. Of those, 2 have committed to LSU and 1 to Southern Miss.

Now, the one going to LSU that plays SS and pitches, pitches very little. His dad has made sure not to let people abuse his arm. He only pitched 15 innings during the high school season and had an ERA of 0



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al_cajun
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2017
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re: Travel Baseball
Travel baseball seems miserable. I couldn't imagine having to plan my vacations around crappy cities my kid is playing in.


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Gaston
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re: Travel Baseball
My son’s done the travel, club, soccer thing for a few years now, and the hotels for 12-15 tournaments a year is the expensive part. Eating out those weekends is as well.

However, competing with the best kids in the region is priceless, even if they don’t make the US or FC Dallas team (whatever your measure of success is). My boy developed grit that I just don’t think he would have happened otherwise. He’s a very confident fella and knows if he puts his mind to something he can get it done. He’s decided to quit club to play school sports, but he knows he’s going out on top.
This post was edited on 5/15 at 6:11 pm


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wahoocs
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2004
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re: Travel Baseball
Depends on your backyard

If done right, batting cages and artificial mounds can provide most of the skills needed.

Of course, you will need the necessary room for on-field hitting, and your bases should be adjustable from 60-90 feet as your child develops

Turf is becoming mainstream, and is preferred if your budget can accommodate.


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