Is Travel Ball for You?

As we close in on the end of the fall baseball season, I want to look back on the goals we set at the beginning of the season. My personal goal every season is to get better and better. Every day, every week, every month, every season. So many of our teams have been improving, so few have not.

Ahead of tryouts next month, I would like to ask you to take some time and review the following questions with your family and your athlete, to make sure we all have the same goals.

  • Does my son LOVE this game?

  • Does my son enjoy the work that it takes to improve daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally?

  • Does my son put in any extra work at all on their own whatsoever?

  • Does my son want to get better every day?

  • Is my son naturally athletic or do they need help?

  • Does my son do this to get better and compete or is it a social thing?

  • Does the Parent want it more than the athlete?

  • Does my Athlete like being part of something bigger than them self?

  • Does my athlete want to strive to Play Modified, JV, Varsity or Beyond? Is that a Realistic Goal?

  • What steps have been put into place to ensure that we are giving them the Best shot of reaching their goals?

  • Does my son play FortNite 3 hours a day 7 days a week and hit once for 30 minutes?

  • Is my son more interested in Insta, Finsta, Twitter, Facebook and the number of Likes or shares on Social media?

  • What Can I do to help them? How can I help them get better?

I am NOT promising anyone any scholarship opportunities but I can PROMISE you that nothing in life that is worth anything to you or your family, comes without A LOT of work. Hard work. Nothing in life is achievable at 100% if we only give 50% effort.

Between now and November/Decembers tryouts, I am asking you as a family to look in the mirror, see what the Coaches see, make some decisions together as a family and figure out what is best for you, your athlete and your family going forward.

I am going to have less and less tolerance for kids not putting their work in. Is TRAVEL ball for you? If the answer is no, that is fine and you can play local ball or rec ball.

If the answer is yes, I am going to expect that EVERYONE in our program put in the work necessary to help your Development which in turn will help the Team and the Program.

See you in November.


eric holtz