We moved states before the 2016-2017 school year (from PA to NJ). In the process, my son started playing AAU baseball with a top travel program near us and stopped playing town ball. This year, as a 12U/6th grader, he is eligible to play for his small private school's MS baseball team.
The question is this: will playing both MS and AAU baseball this spring be bad for my child? Any advice/pros/cons others have to offer would be useful. Husband is worried that both will be too much baseball for him - too many hours playing sports, too much throwing for a kid with a history of arm issues - and that the combination of field sizes (54-80 for MS, 50-70 for AAU) will throw off son's timing.
Other potential variables: Son is interested in playing with his classmates, although a crazy MS basketball - winter workout baseball schedule this past month has made him a bit less enthusiastic. If the MS coach plays kids purely based on ability, son will start, for his bat. We don't know what defensive position MS coach will ask son to play (if any). Son stopped pitching when elbow issues surfaced prior to 10U season; AAU doesn't need him to pitch.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.