BACKDOORSLIDER hits on something important. The travel team you play on is just as important as playing travel ball. If you are playing in a lower level program that does not do much to develop players and does not work to get them seen by the right folks, you might be better off not playing travel ball. Conversely if you are in the right program that knows how to get kids noticed and plays in the right places, it can open up avenues for your son that would not normally be there. Do you homework on your summer travel program.