Thank you all for the responses.
It has really helps to see I was --kinda?-- on the right path.
To answer some of the questions:
1. We live in the Mat-Su valley -Wasilla, AK -57 miles from Anchorage.
2. There is no way mom will allow the boys to play outside- even at Grandmas.( Redding, Ca)
2a. There are travel ball teams, but they are quite expensive after administration fees & such ( $600 to start before practices, tournaments outside are $2000 plus airfare ($300-600 a ticket). That brings up a whole another line of questions for a different time.
3. I actually am a asst. legion coach and currently coach at a high school. Legion is a very watered down product ( 8 graders on varsity teams). A player can coast pretty easy on the level of pitching up here.
I have assisted 4 players which have been accepted to Juco's in Northern CA. ( Feather River & Shasta). I am asking most my questions as "Dad". The process is different due to me being "dad" and not "coach".
I feel as their dad, I'm biased in the coaches eye for promoting my child as a coach. So I don't.
Great points on having 2019 contact them.
4. But when comparing the level of play here in Alaska to the lower 48, it is not a good gauge to judge a players ability. Batter's consistently hit .550 or better. Pitchers who throw 78+ throw " hard".. Lots of potential players, but small numbers- maybe 250 plus players in all of Alaska high school-maybe.
5. ABL managers - I hadn't thought of that. Great idea. Even have a contact or two.
For my Boys- I don't want them ever to think that because up here- they are "good" - that it's as easy outside. I definitely know it is not, and reiterate every day.