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Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Baseball

Travel vs. Local Baseball: Which Should I Play?

Travel vs. Local Baseball: Which Should I Play?

I’ve been a baseball coach for over twenty years.  Most years, I coached a local team, an all-star team, and a travel team.  So, I’m not biased one way or the other.  I see the value in almost every level of baseball. Today, there are many threats to baseball.  The recent success of the Taney and Jackie Robinson Little League teams are exceptions to the rule; kids in the inner cities are not playing baseball like they used to with some notable exceptions.  Another threat is the growing popularity of lacrosse.  I, for one, live in a town where the number of lacrosse players (especially girls) that go on to play in college is simply amazing.  Some that aren’t even high school Varsity starters end up playing in college!  And, there is a feeling in the local baseball community that baseball and softball are second class citizens to the lacrosse programs, thus making lacrosse a very attractive option for the best local athletes. Over the years that I’ve coached,...

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