Reply to "Is Travel Ball a necessity?"

Also, a lot depends on the HS you attend, the league you play in, etc.  My son never had one college coach come see him in HS, heck, I can count on one hand how many college coaches I saw at his games his entire HS career.  We are in a small town in an area that other than 1 HS doesn't produce D1 players.  The D3 schools in the area are just ok.  If you're a starter in HS and an average player, you can play college baseball within 45 minutes of home if you want to at one of these schools.   The options for summer ball for a HS kid are 1) travel ball with no quality organization within 75 miles  2) Legion which is awful in this area other than 1 team  3) Acme, which is a month long season that is played by HS teams....incoming freshmen-juniors.  It's glorified LL in most cases....again, except for a couple schools that take it serious (our HS wasn't one of them).  I can guarantee you that my son would never have ended up at D1 if he hadn't played travel ball.  I know it's not like this everywhere, people need to determine based on their own area and HS program

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