[quote=“south paw”]That said, what a kid learns from whatever league they play in is solely dependent on the coaches in that league. There are great LL coaches, and horrible travel coaches. Our LL has 4 coaches who have played major league ball, and numerous others who played Minors and college. Its never ceases to amaze me the number of opposing parents that look down on our 11U team because we schedule our Travel tournaments around our rec league, at least until we beat them. So far this season, we are ranked as the #3 AAA team in SC, and our team has wins over the #9 AAA team in Georgia and #2 AAA team in SC, as well as two 1 run losses to the #1 ranked AAA team in SC (ranked #15 nationally) and a one run loss to the #1 ranked Majors team in SC. And we have yet to play a tournament with our full roster. Not too shabby for a bunch of kids who play “mom-ball”
*all rankings USSSA Power Rating[/quote]
I know of at least two players who played youth baseball in our Little League and went on to successful careers in the Majors. Yes, the Majors.
Next time I see them I’ll tell them, “Hey, I just learned on the Internet that you did it all wrong! You played ‘mom ball’ in your youth when you could have been ‘paying to play’ on an ‘elite’ travel ba$eball team and had a shot at the Majors! Oh, wait, you did make the Majors … uhh … :?”