Thanks for the advice.
CRCarter - Tough decision to make. I fully understand your concerns. Rec ball is what it is - for anybody and we need that to keep our sport afloat with the younger kids. Sometimes you can see even at 8 years old , more skilled kids. This is what I saw with my son at 8. I made the decision when he was 10 years old to start my own travel team. If I had the chance to do it all over again, it would be the same decision. He faced much better competition, we went to Myrtle Beach to play in tournaments, and the team went to Cooperstown. It worked out for us but not for all. I waited until he was 10 because I felt he was a little bit more mature and had a better understanding of the game.
Here is a nice little article to read - Have Your Say: What is the Right Age for Travel Ball?